CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Illinois starting point guard Tracy Abrams is out for the season with an anterior cruciate ligament tear, coach Jon Groce confirmed Thursday.
Abrams tore the ACL in his right knee during preseason practice. Surgery hasn't yet been scheduled on the senior.
"Tracy worked hard in the offseason to put himself in great position heading into his senior year, so he's obviously disappointed and we are for him as well," Groce said. "But Tracy personifies toughness; he has the heart of a champion and I know that he will only come back stronger from this experience when he returns to the court next year."