Otis George out with stress fracture

After sitting out of action for two weeks and returning in the game against Kentucky, Rick Pitino announced on Monday that Otis George will be out for three to four weeks.

After staying on the sidelines resting his injured foot for two weeks, senior forward Otis George had his foot stepped on, causing discomfort and prompted the U of L staff to have it x-rayed again.

"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.

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