Villanova loses Pitts to kne injury

Villanova defensive back James Pitts, who was the only senior starter on the Wildcats, suffered a season-ending knee injury during the team's 34-10 loss at James Madison on Saturday.

``It look like he has a MCL problem in his knee," 'Nova coach Andy Talley said. ``We're not going to have him. Sometimes, with an MCL, you can get back in a couple of weeks. I just don't know how bad it is."

Talley, whose team is 1-6 overall and 0-4 in the Colonial Athletic Association, said that if the team was in the title race, wide receiver Norman White probably could play. White, a first-team all-CAA selection las year, has not suited up this season due to a foot injury he suffered during the preseason.

He has been in a walking boot all fall. Talley said White could shed the walking boot in the next week.

White, a senior, is sitting out on medical redshirst and will return next year.

``He feels great," Talley said. ``Some teams might push hime back in. But for us, there's no reason to. If we were on the verge of a title, or a playoff run, we might get him back for three or four weeks. But now we've got him back for next yera, which will be great."

'Nova hosts Old Dominion this week.

Speaking of Pitts and White, Talley said: `` On Saturday against ODU, our two captains will walk out in street clothes. They're not playing."

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