Kentucky Basketball cannot catch a break. On this morning’s Kentucky Sports Radio, Ryan Lemond reported that Nate Sestina suffered a wrist injury in practice last night, the latest in a string of maladies to plague the Cats thus far. John Calipari confirmed the news on Twitter, telling fans Sestina will be out approximately four weeks. In a press release, UK said Sestina fractured his left wrist and will have surgery this morning.
— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) November 27, 2019
“Nate goes to shoot a layup, it gets blocked, he falls back, goes to stop himself, breaks his wrist, hand. Out three to four — approximately — weeks,” Cal said.
According to Ryan, Sestina could be out until March.
“It’s so bad he’s going to be out months,” Lemond said. “I heard even out until March. It’s that bad.”
Through six games, Sestina is averaging 7.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 1.8 assists in 27.8 minutes per game. With both Nick Richards and EJ Montgomery missing time due to injuries, he’s been an integral piece of Kentucky’s frontcourt, which just got even thinner.
If you’re keeping track at home, here are all the injuries Kentucky has faced this year:
- Dontaie Allen — knee (still out)
- Nick Richards — ankle
- Ashton Hagans — leg
- EJ Montgomery — ankle
- Immanuel Quickley — chest
Now we can add Nate’s wrist to that list. Dangit.