Virginiaannounced Tuesday that forward De'Andre Hunter suffered a broken left wrist during last week's ACC tournament and will miss the rest of the season. He hurt his left wrist during the ACC Tournament, according to the school, which did not disclose when or how the injury occurred. He is expected to make a full recovery and be out for 10 to 12 weeks.
The situation is somewhat reminiscent to when Justin Anderson missed time toward the end of the 2014-15 season with a broken finger. But it just got a lot harder for the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament to break through. During the season, Hunter averaged 9.2 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in 33 appearances for the Hoos. Hunter logged 18 minutes off the bench and scored 10 points against that game.
Virginia won't have much time to figure out how to play without Hunter as the Cavaliers open NCAA tournament play on Friday night against 16th-seeded UMBC. On Feb. 13, he had 22 points, including a four-point play and 13 points during a key second-half run, in U.Va.'s 59-50 win at Miami. He banked in a dramatic game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer at Louisville on March 1.