Cardinal Basketball

Chris Mack Says David Johnson’s Shoulder Is Fine

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Louisville freshman guard David Johnson was sensational on Saturday as the Cards picked up the biggest win of the Chris Mack era.

Johnson led the Cards with 19 points and seven assists, three rebounds, three steals, and blocked two shots in just 26 minutes of action.

Louisville looked more lethal on Saturday than they have all season and Johnson was the main reason. Unfortunately, the talented freshman left the game roughly three minutes left after suffering what appeared to be a serious shoulder injury.

Johnson suffered a torn labrum in a July practice and missed four months of action and didn’t make his Cardinal debut until Nov. 20. David’s reaction certainly ignited real fear that he suffered the same injury once again.

Fortunately, Chris Mack confirmed on Monday morning that Johnson’s shoulder is fine.

“He’s just a little sore,” Mack said on the ACC Coaches Teleconference. “But he’ll practice the next couple of days and we fully expect him to play on Wednesday.”

Johnson saw the the shoulder specialist that performed his surgery on Monday morning to confirm that he didn’t re-injure himself.

“The shoulder is fine,” Mack said. “The muscle around the shoulder did its job. He’s just sore. David will practice the next couple of days and we fully expect him to play (against Georgia Tech on Wednesday).”

This is certainly great news!

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