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Rakeem Buckles (knee) out for year

Updated: February 28, 2011, 5:28 PM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

LOUISVILLE, KY. -- Louisville sophomore forward Rakeem Buckles will miss the remainder of the season after tearing the ACL in his right knee, coach Rick Pitino told ESPN.com Sunday night.

Buckles injured the knee in the first half Sunday of the Cardinals' 62-59 victory over Pittsburgh (No. 6 ESPN/USA Today, No. 4 AP). Pitino initially said after the game that the injury was a sprain, but further evaluation revealed the season-ending tear. He will have surgery some time in the next two weeks.

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