Kentucky's Nate Sestina (1) looks for an outlet between Lamar's Ellis Jefferson (3) and Avery Sullivan during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lexington, Ky., Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. Kentucky won 81-56. (AP Photo/James Crisp)
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky says forward Nate Sestina will miss approximately four weeks after breaking his left wrist in practice.

Coach John Calipari posted a nearly two-minute video on his verified Twitter account that the 6-foot-9, 234-pound graduate transfer was injured Tuesday when he tried to brace himself after falling backward from a blocked layup attempt. A release from the school says that he is scheduled to have surgery on Wednesday morning.

Sestina has averaged 7.3 points and 7.2 rebounds per game for the Wildcats (5-1) since transferring from Bucknell. His injury occurs just after sophomore forward EJ Montgomery returned last week from a three-game absence because of a high ankle sprain. Sophomore guard Immanuel Quickley missed a game with a chest injury.

No. 9 Kentucky hosts UAB on Friday night and Calipari says in the video, “Now we regroup. Next man up.”


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