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Pitt Forward Dante Taylor Injures Knee

Pitt reserve forward Dante Taylor is out of action with a knee injury. The knee has apparently been sore and the injury was aggravated when he bumped knees with those of another unidentified player at practice on Tuesday. He left that practice early and sat out of practice on Thursday.

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Head coach Jamie Dixon is downplaying the injury a bit:

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"Dante got a little banged up, we are going to get him checked out with an MRI, we don't think it is too serious but the knees have been bothering him as we know," Dixon said. "So that is where we are at with him. He seemed to be walking around today after practice. He just doesn't seem to be moving as he was earlier in the year, he has been getting treatment and he seems to be getting better and hopefully this week [Pitt has been off since Saturday]of rest will help him out."

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Taylor is one of the main reasons the bench has been so successful and he's possibly the Panthers' top backup. His status for the matchup against Cincinnati on Saturday is questionable.

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If he misses any games, look for Talib Zanna and possibly J.J. Richardson to play more minutes.

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