Creighton big man Zach Hanson out 8-12 weeks after knee surgery

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The Creighton Bluejays are looking to make a big impact in the Big East going into the 2016-17 season after missing the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year last season. However, they might be doing so without big man Zach Hanson.

It was reported by Marjie Ducey of the Omaha World-Herald that Hanson had underwent surgery on his knee and will likely be out eight to 12 weeks leading into the season. Head coach Greg McDermott hopes he will be back for the start of the regular season in November.

Hopefully, we have him for the start of the season,” McDermott said. “I don’t think he’ll be back for the start of practice.”

Zach Hanson was a big piece for the Bluejays, who made the quarterfinals of the NIT, last season. He averaged 6.8 points and 3.1 rebounds for the team during his junior season.

Creighton opens the season against UMKC on Nov. 11.

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