Chris Jones is second in scoring for Louisville with 14.9 points per game.
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Louisville, Ky. (AP) -- Louisville point guard Chris Jones could miss the next two games because of a sprained wrist on his shooting hand.

Coach Rick Pitino said Friday that Jones injured his right wrist about a week ago and hurt it again in practice Thursday. Jones' absence leaves the sixth-ranked Cardinals (8-1) without their second-leading scorer and blossoming floor leader for Saturday's matchup against Western Kentucky (5-3).

Said Pitino: "That takes a big chunk out of our offensive arsenal."

Freshman Terry Rozier will start beside senior Russ Smith. Smith is Louisville's leading scorer and has also played at point guard. Jones' injury comes just as he was settling in as Peyton Siva's successor, starting eight of nine games.

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