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Thursday, November 11, 2004

Hitting a Wall

In past posts and comments, I noted that, compared with other elite ballclubs, Illinois is a little weak up front. And that was before an Illini hit a wall. Literally.

Illinois forward Brian Randle is expected to miss six to 10 weeks with a broken hand, an injury caused when he punched a padded wall after becoming frustrated during a scrimmage. Randle had surgery Thursday, one day after breaking the bone in his hand, said Illinois sports information director Kent Brown.

Fortunately, Weber and Co. are impressed with freshman forward Shaun Pruitt. He'll likely pick-up Randle's minutes.