Illinois guard Kendrick Nunn out 8 weeks with thumb injury
The Illini said Tuesday that Nunn will have the surgery Wednesday. He suffered the injury during practice Oct. 13.
Nunn has been a starter for close to two full seasons. Coach John Groce had said he was looking to Nunn this season to help lead a team heavy with freshmen.
Nunn struggled to be consistent last season after some summer injuries, but he still averaged 11.1 points.