How David Johnson’s injury creates a ripple effect at Louisville – The Athletic

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LOUISVILLE — A Louisville offseason full of positive feelings took a hit on Thursday with the announcement that freshman guard David Johnson injured his left shoulder in practice and is expected to need four to six months to recover.

The good news is Johnson, a 6-foot-5 local product from Trinity High, didn’t tear or break anything. He dislocated the shoulder and the joint popped back into place on its own, Johnson’s mother, Sheretha, told The Athletic. He’ll have surgery to repair the damage “soon,” according to the university’s release.

Questions abound about Johnson’s injury and the impact it could have on Louisville’s season. The coaching staff sees Johnson as a valuable reserve, and his absence means the Cards won’t have a big, physical guard whose passing and court vision rate among the best on the roster. Keep in mind diagnoses such as Johnson’s range for a reason: Six months most likely is a…