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Monday / March 18.
  • Kansas big man Udoka Azubuike to miss remainder of 2018-19 season

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    By JACOB POLACHECK

    Kansas junior center Udoka Azubuike will miss the rest of the 2018-19 season due to surgery required to repair ligament damage in his right hand.

    “Udoka had an MRI done this morning and the MRI revealed he tore the same ligament in his right hand that he tore in his left hand his freshman season (Dec. 2016),” said Kansas head coach Bill Self. “This occurred in practice on Friday (Jan. 4) and although the initial x-rays did not reveal the extent of the injury, the MRI did and it will require season-ending surgery. The surgery date will be set early this week.”

    Azubuike averaged 13.4 points and 6.8 rebounds per game, in nine games played this season. He missed four games in December with an ankle injury.

    Self said that doctors expect a complete recovery and that Azubuike will be able to resume basketball activities sometime this summer.

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