Louisville forward Montrezl Harrell had to leave the Adidas Nations event early on Sunday afternoon due to what was described as a “minor knee injury.” One media member in attendance at the event described it as a hamstring injury while other said it was his knee.
Over the past 24-hours I’ve been asked multiple times by multiple people if there was any type of update on the injury and how severe it was. Fortunately it appears that it was only a hyperextension to the knee and there was no ligament damage.
Louisville’s Rick Pitino told ESPN that Montrezl Harrell hyper-extended his knee over weekend at adidas nations camp. Will miss 3 weeks.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) August 5, 2013
You hate to see a guy go down with any type of injury, but three weeks during the month of August shouldn’t be a big deal for Harrell to overcome. Rick Pitino has plenty of weapons for the 2013-14 season, but the front-court isn’t exactly deep. Harrell is expected to be a big piece to this year’s team.