MRI confirms tendinitis in right knee of Villanova's Fisher

Corey Fisher's status is day-to-day. Villanova endsthe regular season Saturday.
Corey Fisher's status is day-to-day. Villanova endsthe regular season Saturday.
Posted: March 03, 2011

Villanova senior guard Corey Fisher underwent an MRI exam Wednesday that revealed tendinitis in his right knee, coach Jay Wright said.

Wright said Fisher's status was day-to-day leading up to the Wildcats' regular-season finale Saturday at No. 4 Pittsburgh.

Fisher, who is averaging a team-high 15.7 points in 30 games, had been in a slump since scoring a career-high 34 points in a Feb. 19 overtime victory over DePaul.

He scored eight and two points in the Wildcats' next two games, and broke an 0-for-21 drought on three-point attempts with a pair of threes in the second half of Monday night's 93-72 loss to Notre Dame. He led Villanova with 22 points against the Fighting Irish.

"He's got a deep thigh bruise, which is bothersome, so he's been struggling a little bit," Wright said before the MRI results were known. "But he's also had a nagging injury in his knee all year. We thought it was tendinitis. We still think it's tendinitis, but we want to get it checked and just to try to clear his head."

Regarding Fisher's lingering injuries, Wright said: "I think it's starting to wear on him. He's thinking, 'It's my senior year, and I have to deal with this. We're not playing well.' I think that's wearing on him a little bit. . . . I thought he played well against Notre Dame, fighting through it."

 

- Ashley Fox

 

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