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Fractured wrist will sideline Texas G Andrew Jones

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Ugh.

NCAA Basketball: Texas at VCU Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The injury suffered by Texas Longhorns sophomore guard Andrew Jones last week against the VCU Rams is a fractured wrist, head coach Shaka Smart said on Monday.

The hairline fracture will cause the team’s leading scorer to miss several games, though Smart did say that the injury doesn’t require a cast and that he saw Jones attempting shots recently.

Jones fell on his right wrist twice late in the game against the Rams, once when he was fouled driving to the basket and again on a subsequent drive.

And though there is no fortunate timing for such an injury, the loss of Jones is especially painful for the ‘Horns because the Irving product was playing at an exceptionally high level before he was hurt. In the game against VCU, he scored 19 points and hit 4-of-6 three-point attempts.

After facing Michigan on Tuesday, Texas receives a break in the schedule with games against Louisiana Tech and Tennessee State. A road game against Alabama and the conference opener against Kansas in Austin follow.

Winning out in the next four games and getting Jones back against the Jayhawks would certainly be an ideal scenario given his importance to the team.