CHARLOTTESVILLE — Ahead of Friday night’s contest against the Virginia Cavaliers, Pitt announced that point guard Femi Odukale would be out for the game due to an ankle injury.
Odukale, the teams second-leading scorer on the year, is averaging 12.1 points, 3.7 assists, and four rebounds per game this season. For a team already lacking depth at the guard position, losing Odukale for the ACC opener is another significant blow.
Without Odukale, the Panthers will be limited to Jamarius Burton, Nate Santos, and walk-on Onye Ezeakudo at the guard spots on Friday.
No Femi Odukale tonight for the Panthers. That’s gonna sting. pic.twitter.com/t8XMpiBJRT
— Alan Saunders (@ASaunders_PGH) December 3, 2021
UPDATE (7:45) — Odukale is on the court with the team, but dressed in street clothes. He is not wearing a boot, using crutches, or anything of that sort as of 7:45 p.m.
Femi Odukale is on the court with the team, but in street clothes. No boot, no crutches, etc. Will not play tonight due to an ankle injury. pic.twitter.com/erupw3MJFF
— George Michalowski (@MichalowskiCBB) December 4, 2021