KU center Udoka Azubuike out for season with wrist injury

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January 7, 2019 - 10:50 AM

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike walks past head coach Bill Self to take a seat on the bench in the first half against Villanova during an NCAA Tournament national semifinal on March 31, 2018, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Rich Sugg/Kansas City Star/TNS

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas junior center Udoka Azubuike will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his right hand, coach Bill Self announced Sunday night.

Azubuike sat out Saturday’s 77-60 loss to Iowa State as a precautionary measure after he suffered the injury in Friday’s practice.

“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,” Self said. “This occurred in practice on Friday and although the initial X-rays did not reveal the extent of the injury, the MRI did and it will require season-ending surgery.”

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