Louisville loses point guard Tony Hicks to broken hand

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Louisville’s 106-51 win over Pitt ended up being far more costly than anyone in the program realized.

Tony Hicks, Louisville’s backup point guard, broke his hand during the game and will be out for the next six-to-eight weeks, the program announced on Wednesday. Hicks is averaging 4.6 points this season.

“Upon further examination this morning, a spiral fracture of his fourth metacarpal was discovered,” the said in a statement.

Eight weeks from today is March 22nd, or the day before the start of the Sweet 16.

“Tony was just fitting in at the point position and has made great progress,” coach Rick Pitino said in a¬†statement. “We will keep him in great condition and hope we make a long run in the tournament so he can play in his first NCAA tournament.”

Louisville is currently playing without starting point guard Quentin Snider, who is dealing with a hip flexor injury. In the two games the Cardinals have played without Snider, Hicks averaged 13 points.