Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Louisville junior wing Mike Marra suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the Cardinals’ victory over Lamar on Sunday and will miss the remainder of the season.
He would be eligible for a medical redshirt, having played in just two games this season.
Marra went down with 12:17 remaining in the second half of the Cardinals’ 68-48 victory over Lamar. An MRI at Jewish Hospital on Sunday night revealed the damage. Surgery will be scheduled later and the normal recovery time from an ACL reconstruction is 9-12 months.
Marra scored six points in each of Louisville’s first two games. He averaged 6.2 points and two assists as a sophomore last season, starting 11 games.
Louisville had previously lost freshman guard and McDonald’s All-American Wayne Blackshear for the season to a torn labrum that will require surgery.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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