Kentucky's Dominique Hawkins pulls the net over his head during the celebration after Kentucky's 68-66 win over Notre Dame in a college basketball game in the NCAA men's tournament regional finals, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Cleveland. Kentucky remains
David Richard
October 05, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky guard Dominique Hawkins will miss four weeks after breaking his right hand in practice over the weekend.

The junior will have surgery Tuesday to repair a broken bone in the hand and is expected to return in early November. A defensive specialist who provides energy off the bench, Hawkins has played in 56 career games.

Coach John Calipari expects the Richmond, Kentucky, native to be in his rotation this season and said Monday he felt bad for Hawkins' injury, adding in a release, ''He was so much more confident, so much more skilled. ... Now he's got to get back and stay in shape.''

Kentucky opens the season Nov. 13 against Albany.

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