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Pitt Forward/Center Dante Taylor's Knee Injury Lingering

Dante Taylor is battling a knee injury and it could keep him on the sidelines again. A few weeks back, Taylor injured his knee in practice, banging it against another player's knee. That caused him to miss Pitt's home game against Cincinnati. Even though he's been playing lately, Taylor still isn't fully healthy and he could miss Thursday's home game against West Virginia:

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Pitt sophomore center Dante Taylor sat out practice Tuesday to give his ailing knees a rest. Taylor has been bothered by tendinitis in both knees and a bruised left knee bone after colliding with a teammate in early February. The nagging injuries have affected his production; Taylor is averaging 2.8 points and 2.8 rebounds in his past six games. "He has obviously been in some pain for a while," coach Jamie Dixon said. "He didn't feel good the last game, and it has hampered him." Dixon said Taylor's progress will be monitored today to determine his status against West Virginia on Thursday.
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Taylor is one of the reasons Pitt's bench is so deep. But he's not been producing very much lately and the knee injury is probably a factor. Like Gibbs, I would be all for sitting Taylor for a while to let him get healthier before the tournament.

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