NCAA Tournament: No. 1 Virginia loses De'Andre Hunter to broken wrist

NCAA Tournament: No. 1 Virginia loses De'Andre Hunter to broken wrist

ACC Sixth Man of the Year De'Andre Hunter (Philadelphia, Pa.) has been ruled out for the NCAA Tournament with a broken left wrist, Virginia head coach Tony Bennett announced Tuesday (March 13).

Head coach Tony Bennett had multiple media availabilities on Tuesday morning and offered no indication of Hunter's injury, which occurred during the ACC Tournament, according to UVa's announcement. A recovery timeline now projects Hunter will be healthy in 10-12 weeks.

He'll be the first U.Va. player this season to miss a game because of injury. He averaged 9.2 points and 3.5 rebounds in 33 games, reached double figures 16 times and led the Cavaliers in scoring on six occasions.

Virginia's NCAA Tournament is not off to a good start.

Eagles release TE Brent Celek, their longest-tenured player
Celek, the Eagles' longest-tenured player to that point, was set to cost $5 million against the Eagles' salary cap for 2018. Philly drafted him in the fifth round in 2007 and spent his entire 11-year National Football League career with the team.

U.Va. (31-2), which is the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament, plays No. 16 seed Maryland Baltimore County Friday night in Charlotte, the South Region.

This is the second straight year they have lost a key player late in the season. Hunter suffered a broken left wrist during the Cavaliers' run at the conference tournament in Brooklyn last week.

He scored his season-high 23 points November 19 in U.Va.'s 73-53 win against Monmouth.

Related Articles