Louisville center Gorgui Dieng out 4-6 weeks with broken wrist

Andy Lyons

Louisville's single-season shot blocking leader will be sidelined for several weeks.

Louisville has announced that junior center Gorgui Dieng has suffered a broken left wrist and will be sidelined for 4-6 weeks.

Dieng suffered the injury during the Cardinals' semifinal win over Missouri in the Battle 4 Atlantis. An x-ray taken at Jewish Hospital in Louisville when the team returned from the Bahamas on Sunday night revealed a broken scaphoid bone in his left wrist. He will undergo surgery to insert a screw into the bone on Tuesday.

"With a little luck, Gorgui will be back by the start of our Big East schedule," said U of L Coach Rick Pitino. "We will miss his defensive presence and passing ability, but it is time for other guys to step up their performances."

Dieng, who set Louisville's single-season record for blocked shots a year ago, is averaging 8.2 points and 8.0 rebounds through five games this season. He produced his 13th career double-double against Samford with 10 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 blocks and 3 steals.

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