Kentucky guard to miss four weeks with broken hand

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Kentucky junior guard Dominique Hawkins is expected to be sidelined for a month after breaking a bone in his right hand at practice over the weekend, the school announced on Monday night.

“I really feel bad to have to report this because Dom was playing so well,” Kentucky head coach John Calipari said in a statement. “He was so much more confident, so much more skilled. There was no doubt he was in the rotation, and now he’s just got to get back and stay in shape. We’re looking forward to getting him back in November.”

Barring any setbacks, Hawkins could be back for the start of the 2015-16 season when Kentucky hosts Albany on Nov. 13.

Hawkins has averaged 8.0 minutes per game in 56 appearances, mostly making his contributions on the defensive end.