Blackshear set for non-contact workouts

Wayne Blackshear has played this season for fourth-ranked Louisville, but the promising freshman guard could return soon to practice for the Cards.

Wayne Blackshear was in street clothes on fourth-ranked Louisville's bench Wednesday night as the Cardinals lost for the first time, 71-68, against 12th-ranked Georgetown.

Blackshear, a McDonald's All-American wing from Chichago, Ill., wasn't cleared to practice until Oct. 24, then suffered a shoulder injury in late October that required surgery.

The talented 6'5 freshman hasn't played this season, but could soon return to practice for Louisville. His return to the lineup would provide needed depth on the perimeter for the Cardinals, especially if he can adequately spell Kyle Kuric, who played all 40 minutes against Georgetown.

"I think Wayne Blackshear will start to work out for the next two weeks without contact and then two weeks after that he'll be back on the court," Rick Pitino said after the Georgetown game.

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