"We have some bad news," U of L head coach Rick Pitino said on Monday afternoon. "Otis George injured his foot yesterday and has a stress fracture."
George, who played 21 minutes against Kentucky, scoring six points and grabbing six rebounds, had the stress fracture all along.
"More than likely, he had a stress fracture all along, but it wasn't showing up on the x-rays," Pitino explained.
As the injuries continue to pile up for the Cardinals basketball squad, Coach Pitino explained that the team will remain focused on having a successful run this season.
"Our job is to fight every possession," continued Pitino. "It's to fight every game and to try and make this a successful season, with no excuses at all. Not relenting at one bit."
"I wrote a book where one of the chapters says, 'always be positive.' You have to 98% positive and 2% striving to be positive and this is testing that chapter in the book. I can't quite fathom any of this that has gone on this year."
NOTE: Tello Palacios is expected to play on Tuesday night, but will most likely come in a reserve role.