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Louisville's Anas Mahmoud out for final 6 games with ankle injury

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Louisville said 7-foot sophomore forward/center Anas Mahmoud will miss the remainder of this season because of a sprained right ankle.

The school said in a release that Mahmoud sustained the injury after stepping on another player's foot during practice Monday. X-rays were negative for a break, but the estimated three to six weeks of recovery will keep the Egyptian native out of the No. 18 Cardinals' final six games.

On Feb. 5, Louisville announced a self-imposed ban from this year's postseason after an investigation into an escort's allegations that a former staffer hired her and other dancers to strip for and have sex with recruits and players revealed that violations did occur.

Mahmoud averaged 3.2 points and 3.0 rebounds per game with 29 blocks this season.