Louisville Cardinals forward Luke Hancock will miss Saturday's season opener against Charleston because of a nagging Achilles injury, coach Rick Pitino said Thursday.
Pitino told ESPN.com that the 6-foot-5 senior, who was the Most Outstanding Player in last season's Final Four, has yet to practice. Pitino said he is not certain when Hancock will return to the court.
Hancock missed much of last preseason and struggled early in the year with a shoulder injury. He had 20 points in the national semifinal victory against Wichita State and 22 in the victory over Michigan in the title game.