LAWRENCE, Kan. - A young Kansas basketball team will be missing one of it's seniors to start the season. Head coach Bill Self announced forward Kevin Young broke his right hand in practice Thursday. He had surgery Friday morning to insert a screw. Self is expecting Young to be able to shoot and return to non-contact drills within 10 days. He is hoping Young will be back on the court in two weeks.
"I think it's a setback for Kevin and us because he's worked so hard and has been playing so well. I think this will give somebody else an opportunity to get some reps and hopefully better prepare themselves. I know Kevin will not lose any conditioning or anything."
Young was considered a potential starter this season. The 6'8" forward averaged 3.4 points and 3.0 rebounds a game for last year's NCAA runner-up team.
Kansas opens exhibition play Tuesday at 7 p.m. against Emporia State.