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Andre Jackson suffers fractured right pinky finger

The junior underwent surgery Tuesday to repair the injury and will be out until at least November.

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UConn men’s basketball’s Andre Jackson suffered a fractured right pinky finger in practice and will be out indefinitely, the school announced Wednesday. Jackson underwent successful surgery on Wednesday and will be out through the rest of the month of October.

“We will obviously miss Andre’s skill and experience on the court, but he will continue to contribute to the team with his tremendous energy and leadership,” head coach Dan Hurley said in a statement. “We look forward to getting him back in action as soon as he’s ready.”

He will be reevaluated in November after conditioning and rehabilitation, per the school.

Jackson averaged 6.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game last season as a sophomore for UConn. Prior to his injury, he figured to be a mainstay in the Huskies’ starting five along with returners Adama Sanogo and Jordan Hawkins.

UPDATE: According to Matt Norlander, UConn is hoping to have Jackson back by the Phil Knight Invitational, which kicks off on Nov. 24, if not earlier.