Tracy Abrams to Miss 2015-2016 Season with Torn Achilles


Champaign, Ill.­ (via Illini Athletics) -- Fighting Illini redshirt senior guard Tracy Abrams (Chicago, Ill./Mount Carmel H.S.) will miss the 2015-16 season after suffering a torn left Achilles tendon on Monday during practice for Illinois' Aug. 9-19 European trip. His surgery has yet to be scheduled.

"First of all, my heart goes out to Tracy," head coach John Groce said. "He went through so much the last 10 months fighting back from a torn ACL to return to the court this summer in preparation for the upcoming season. So this is obviously a very difficult time for him right now. But I¹ve said it before that Tracy has the heart of a champion, and I know that he will handle this latest setback with the same courage and resolve in making a full recovery."

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