Kentucky men's basketball junior forward Derek Willis will miss the next two weeks after suffering a finger injury on his left hand in Saturday's practice.
The former Bullitt East star is expected to return in time for UK's Blue-White Scrimmage on Oct. 27.
"I'm happy that it's not something that will keep Derek out very long, but I'm disappointed because I really wanted him to participate in tomorrow's open practice," Coach John Calipari said in a news release. "It's nothing serious and he will be back in a couple weeks, but I'm disappointed for him because he had been doing so well. He deserved to show his stuff (Sunday). He's made great strides and will bounce back from this."
Willis has appeared in 33 games during his career, including 19 in his sophomore season. The 6-foot-9 forward is expected to add depth this season to a front line that lost Karl-Anthony Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein, Trey Lyles and Dakari Johnson to the NBA Draft.
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UK lost junior guard Dominique Hawkins earlier in the week with a broken right hand. He underwent successful surgery last Tuesday and is expected back in about four weeks.