Tuesday, December 01, 2009

I Bleed Blue and White and The Villanovan Sports Blog Reporting Mouph May Be Done For Season

To the Villanova Wildcat faithful-

The outstanding Villanova blog I Bleed Blue and White is reporting that freshman center Mouphtou Yarou may be done for the season...  Yesterday, this is what Chris had to say in "Mouph gone for the year":
It appears that all the smoke surrounding Mouphtaou Yarou has quickly turned into fire. Rumors were abound this morning on campus that the big freshman was out for the year, but many held out hope that it wasn’t true. While we still are waiting an official response from the school, Jeff Goodman of FoxSports has gone on record as saying a source has told him that Yarou is gone for the entire 2009-2010 season due to the viral infection that was first discovered in Puerto Rico...
David Cassilo at The Villanovan Sports Blog, adds in "Mouph out for the season?":
As you know by now rumors are circulating that Mouphtaou Yarou is possibly out for the season.  As of this afternoon, the athletics department had no new information about Yarou.  After Saturday’s game against La Salle, Jay Wright said the team was probably receiving Yarou’s test results on Monday (today).
My two cents:

Assuming that Yarou is in fact out for the season, it isn't clear as to whether he would be permitted to take 2009-10 as a medical redshirt season, thus permitting him four full seasons of eligibility.  My understanding - at least the way it used to be - was that if the injury occurred early in the season, and the player had participated in only a small number of games (I'm not sure of the number), that the NCAA at least considers granting the redshirt year.

In this situation, although Villanova has played six games, Yarou only participated in the two victories over Fairleigh Dickinson and Penn.  He didn't play at all, in the three games of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Classic, or against La Salle on Saturday, so he would seem to fall clearly into this category...

A preview of the game against the Drexel Dragons, tomorrow night at the Pavilion, will be up later...

Go Wildcats!

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