MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis coach Penny Hardaway saysfreshman guard Lester Quinones will miss three weeks after breaking two bonesin his right hand.
Hardaway updated Quinones’ status Monday, saying the guarddoes not need surgery to repair the third and fourth metatarsal bones.
Quinones was hurt Saturday early in No. 16 Memphis’ 87-86win over Mississippi, apparently catching his hand in a jersey while turninginto a screen. Hardaway says he knew it wasn’t good when the guard walked offthe court not doing anything with his hand.
Memphis (5-1) now is down two freshmen with James Wisemansuspended by the NCAA for 12 games for receiving impermissible benefits.
Hardaway says the other Tigers will have opportunities tofill the void Thursday in Brooklyn against North Carolina State.