Texas guard Kerwin Roach II will miss time with fractured left hand

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Texas junior guard Kerwin Roach II is expected to miss some time with a fractured left hand, a source confirmed to NBCSports.com.

The 6-foot-4 junior is a double-figure scorer and a key perimeter presence for the Longhorns as he’s putting up 10.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game on the season. Roach has been hampered by issues with the left hand but has played through it until he decided to miss time to recover.

Earlier on Wednesday, it was made public that Texas sophomore guard Andrew Jones is battling Leukemia, as he’s currently undergoing treatment.

Obviously, this is a tough stretch for the Longhorns as they are trying to figure out how to replace two of their top four scorers while also handling a difficult situation involving a member of the team.