Thursday, November 19, 2009

BREAKING: Mouphtaou Yarou sent Home, Believed to Have Hepatitis B, Tested Positive For Tuberculosis

Thanks To VUHoops for the picture

UPDATE: 5:14 PM: As far as I'm hearing this is at least true for Hep B, which would be why he was sent home with a "Viral Infection" TB requires more stringent testing (usually chest imaging.)  Many people who are exposed to TB never actually get full blown Tuberculosis and there is a chance for false positives (5-10 percent of the US population test positive on a Mantoux Test but the percentage of the population with the disease is exponentially lower than that, the rate in which people from less developed countries test positive is much higher, thus Mouph might be ok with regards to TB.)
I have Received news from a (reliable) source with in depth knowledge of the situation that Villanova Freshman phenom Mouphtaou Yarou has been sent home from Puerto Rico after the discovery that he has tested positive for Tuberculosis and Hepatitis B.  .

I know that I'm never too serious or reverent on this blog, but please pray for Mouph to make a speedy and full recovery.  At this point, basketball is not the issue, the health and livelihood of a member of the Villanova Family is.

17 comments:

  1. New name for the blog: "Funny Stereotypes on Villanova Sports"

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  2. What, the Fact that the only foreign player on our roster may not only be 25 years old but have two diseases that are virtually eradicated.. Except in Africa. I fully expect an outbreak of the Measles

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  3. Assuming he can recover from being currently sick, will he be able to keep playing? What about transmitting either disease to his teammates.

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  4. Tb hasn't been eradicted - merely controlled in the US. 10% of Americans contract it.

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  5. Hence using the qualifier virtually. If he actually has TB and hasn't just been exposed to it, There's no way he can play. Players didn't even want to play against Magic when he was diagnosed with HIV.

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  6. Long Live Mouph. Mouph is the next Nigerian Nightmare

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  7. Well, considering he's from Benin, he can never be the Nigerian Nightmare. Plus, Christian Okoye will always be the Nigerian nightmare. I was thinking the Beast from Benin or the OG who's not an IG(bo).

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  8. If I were Brianisawesome, (twitter) I would wait until Armwood makes the NBA before saying he's going to be better than Dante Cunningham.

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  9. He's definitely an athletic freak, But Dante was on the floor a lot as a freshman. I can only hope he'll be as good as Dante.

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  10. Dante also didn't have as much competition to get on the floor. His frosh year the starter inside was Will Sheridan. Jason Fraser was too riddled with injuries to play a ton. Beyond those two it was Cunningham and Chris Charles. Shane Clark showed up about halfway through the year, after Dante had already established himself in the rotation (and his minutes were cut down at that point as well).

    This team has Pena, Mouph, Sutton and King. Mouph is bigger and the other three have more experience in Jay's system. Plus Jay has bigger guards now and can "play small" without losing much height.

    Dante also had a more developed body as a freshman, whereas we can expect Armwood to put on some bulk over the next four years. I watched Dante as a freshman and I'm watching Armwood now. Armwood has more raw talent than Dante ever had. If he builds his body up and works on learning Jay's system he will 1) get a ton of minutes and 2) turn into a spectacular player.

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  11. Dante was a bit more refined.. and Kevin Durant is proof that a body is simply not in the Genes for some people whereas LeBron is the converse.

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  12. I agree Brianisawesome. Dante was physically stronger as a freshman and was always a 4, a PF. He got to the NBA because he developed that very reliable midrange game and had enough athleticism to possibly develop into an NBA combo forward.

    If Armwood gets to the NBA it will be as a true SF. He already has deeper range than Cunningham as he showed by draining winning 3 in the G Mason game! For this year it would be better to think of Armwood as a replacement for Shane Clark.

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  13. What is with all the talk about Armwood in the NBA. He's played 18 TOTAL minutes. I am extremely happy he made the shot but having watched all 3 games you are a fucking retard if you think that provides you enough evidence to comment on his RAW TALENT. That is absolutely fucking stupid.

    Sorry, I just like being an asshole on this site and using as much profanity as possible. All the other Nova sites are filled with old as fuck and boring alumni.

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  14. If you comment on Raw Talent Alone.. Andrew Sullivan is the Greatest 3-5 player in Villanova History... Or Barry Bekkedam

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  15. God Bless Barry Bekkedam for donating money to the Worthy cause of Villanova Basketball

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  16. Old as fuck and boring? what the fuck is this kid's problem?? remember this "anonymous": without the old school, there wouldn't be a fuckin' new school LOL- OK, but seriously now, hope Mouph gets better soon, looking forward to 'Nova going back to the Final Fuckin' Four!....


    johnnyb1

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  17. This guy is actually a very important part of these team, hope he recovers soon, but he needs to get back to floor.

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