UAB guard Ledarrius Brewer is dealing with an injury to his left hand for the second time this season.
The 6-foot-5 senior hurt his left wrist in the Blazers' win over UTEP last Thursday and sat out Saturday's win at UTSA. UAB head coach Andy Kennedy said during Blazer Sportsline on Monday night that tests earlier in the day showed that Brewer had a "little bit of a hairline fracture in his wrist."
Earlier this season, Brewer broke his left hand in practice and had surgery to put a screw in the hand. He missed the first three games of Conference USA play.
"He came back from that, and really I thought he was playing his best basketball," Kennedy said during the Blazer Sportsline conversation with David Crane. "Then, in the game against UTEP, I didn't really see it. I didn't know what happened. The next day he was walking around, saying his wrist (was hurting). It was the same side but a different part of the body."
Brewer is a key part of the UAB lineup. He's played in 24 games with 18 starts. Brewer averages 8.6 points per game, is second on the team with 33 3-pointers and was 9 of 15 on 3-pointers over the past four games.
"It's not displaced, so it's not going to get hurt further," Kennedy said on Blazer Sportsline. "He's just got to get over the pain, and it is (his) wrist where you have to bend. I'm sure (Brewer) is going to do everything he can to get back as soon as possible, whenever that is."
UAB has three games left in the regular season. The Blazers play host to Rice on Thursday night and close with road games at Western Kentucky on Saturday and Charlotte on March 4.
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