The University of Louisville announced on Wednesday evening that sophomore forward/center Anas Mahmoud recently tore his meniscus playing basketball and will require surgery. The surgery, which will take place on Thursday, will sideline Mahmoud for 4-6 weeks.
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UofL team physician Dr. John Ellis will perform the surgery at Jewish Hospital East. He is expected to be playing with the Cardinals’ games during their visit to Puerto Rico on August 10-17.
A 7-0 native of Cairo, Egypt, Mahmoud played in 29 games for the Cardinals last season, totaling 35 points, 41 rebounds and 20 blocked shots. His top effort of the season came against Western Kentucky when he scored six points, pulled down five rebounds and blocked three shots in 23 minutes of action.
The good news is that they do expect him to be back for the games in Puerto Rico. While he is recovering, I recommend that he eats a lot of food, preferably with protein in it. Put on that weight Anas!