Kansas guard Greene has surgery to repair torn hip labrum

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Kansas guard Brannen Greene had surgery Thursday to repair a torn labrum in his hip, and the extensive recovery will cause him to miss the World University Games in July.

The Jayhawks are serving as Team USA for the tournament in Gwangju, South Korea.

Greene's surgery was performed by Dr. J.W. Thomas Byrd in Nashville, Tennessee. Greene will be on crutches for about eight weeks and will not return to the court for about five months.

That still puts him on pace to be ready for his junior season.

Greene started two of 35 games for Kansas last season, averaging 5.7 points. He shot 40.4 percent from beyond the arc, and went 5 for 5 from 3-point range while scoring a career-best 19 points in a 75-70 victory at Georgetown in December.

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