Kentucky junior point guard Dominique Hawkins broke a bone in his right hand this weekend and will miss up to a month of practice, the team confirmed Monday on Twitter.
Hawkins played in just 23 games last season, making nine starts, but head coach John Calipari has been impressed with how the third-year player has played so far leading up to the start of official practice.
Hawkins, one of UK’s best on-ball defenders the past two seasons, will undergo surgery Tuesday and is expected to be back in practice by early November. A speedy recovery will be key for the Richmond, Kentucky native that hopes to have a much more substantial role on this years team.
Big Blue Nation gets to see their squad in action for the first time this season when the Wildcats host Albany on Friday, November 13.
Prayers up to Hawkins, Wildcat fans.
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