Tracy Abrams tore his ACL in September and will be out for the 2014-15 season.
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Injuries are a part of all sports, including basketball. It is a simple, unfortunate, but altogether factual reality.
There is no way to predict when they may occur, whether in the heat of the NCAA Tournament or during the summer months, when basketball has receded into the background of our collective minds as sports fans.
With the college basketball season just weeks away, the injury bug has been rearing its ugly head and wreaking havoc on unsuspecting programs and their fan bases.
One of the first victims was Illinois, which lost starting point guard Tracy Abrams in early September. The 6-foot-2 senior tore the ACL in his right knee while participating in a preseason workout and will be out for the entire 2014-15 season.