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Tracy Abrams to miss 2015-16 season with torn achilles

The senior tore his Achilles tendon during practice on Monday.

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Tracy Abrams is expected to miss his second consecutive season after tearing the achilles tendon in his left foot during practice Monday, Illinois announced Tuesday.

Abrams missed the 2014-15 season after tearing his ACL.

Here is the press release llinois issued:

"First of all, my heart goes out to Tracy," head coach John Groce said. "He went through so much the last 10 months fighting back from a torn ACL to return to the court this summer in preparation for the upcoming season. So this is obviously a very difficult time for him right now. But I've said it before that Tracy has the heart of a champion, and I know that he will handle this latest setback with the same courage and resolve in making a full recovery."

Abrams averaged 10.7 points for the Illini in 2013-14. He was expected to be the starting point guard for Groce's team this upcoming season.

Here is some reaction from Twitter:

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