Reality has arrived for Notre Dame tri-captain Tim Abromaitis, and it
doesn't sit real well.
Able to occupy his mind on rehabilitation after surgery for a shredded
right knee, Abromaitis could delay any thoughts about the first Friday
in March. But once he had to finalize plans this week for family and
friends to attend Senior Night ceremonies before the season finale
against Providence, Abromaitis finally had to face one fact.
His college basketball career likely is over.
A chance remains that Abromaitis could return next year for a sixth
season. But for someone who already owns two degrees from Notre Dame,
the two-time Big East scholar-athlete and 38th all-time scorer in
school history (1,137 points) is smart enough to know that's a long
"It's kind of a little bit sad for me knowing that this is probably
the last time I'll be in (Purcell Pavilion) for a home game,"
Abromaitis said Wednesday afternoon following another round of
rehabilitation in the training room. "At the same time, I'm going to
try and enjoy it the best I can."
Abromaitis has worked with that approach since suffering a torn