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Sylven Landesberg's injured thigh

Sylven Landesberg's various ailments are often evident after games, when the Virginia star waits in the locker room for interviews while nursing whatever hurts following 30-plus minutes in which Landesberg remains the object of defense's attentions.

After Tuesday's loss to Miami, Landesberg kept an ice pack along his right thigh. The thigh was briefly examined in the first half, but Landesberg continued playing shortly thereafter. Not until after the game did anyone learn about the severity of the pain.

"My thigh is pretty much swollen right now, so I can't really bend it or move too well," said Landesberg, who scored 27 points.

"I was trying the best I can with this," Landesberg said. "I couldn't really move, or run as well. ..That's why I had to rely a little more on the jump shot than going to the basket."

Considering the injury, Landesberg played one of his best games of the season. He connected on 8 of 14 shots, including a career-high five three-pointers. It was clear that something was not right, because Landesberg stuck to the outside.

Nonetheless, he remained Virginia's only reliable scoring option -- especially with Mike Scott having such a poor night. Expect Landesberg to play Sunday against Duke, but Virginia will need more than its ailing star to remain competitive.

By Zach Berman  |  February 24, 2010; 12:07 PM ET
 
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