Gilbert Brown's No Fan Of Season Openers

Gilbert Brown didn't suit up for tonight's blue-gold scrimmage and appears to be injured.

Lamar Patterson talked to reporters after the game before the dunk contest and didn't think it was too serious:

Patterson just took a seat next to me in the press section. He told another reporter Brown is "just sore," grabbing his hamstring.

The report from the Trib-Review is that he was hurt in practice after Big East media day and is out 'indefinitely.' But the good news is that he's expected to return in time for Pitt's first game against Rhode Island. No word yet if he's expected to play in either of Pitt's two scrimmages, but his absense should affect those games, anyway.

Brown also told the Post-Gazette he should be practicing soon:

6:35 p.m. update: Brown told me he injured the hamstring in the final few minutes of practice on Thursday. He said he will be ready to practice again in "two or three days."

Doesn't sound like he'll be out long, but I really don't think Gil likes season openers. This would be the third year in a row he would miss the start of the season if he can't suit up against Rhode Island. Last year he had the suspension that caused him to miss approximately half the season and in 2008, he started the season with a stress fracture.

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