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NC State guard Braxton Beverly fractures hand in practice

Darn it.

NCAA Basketball: North Carolina State at Wake Forest Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

NC State announced Monday that sophomore guard Braxton Beverly fractured his left hand during practice last week. The injury requires surgery, and he’ll undergo the procedure on Tuesday. His left hand is his non-shooting hand. As of now, there’s no timetable for his return.

I can’t imagine he’ll be ready for the season-opener, which is barely two weeks away, but hopefully he’ll be able to work his way back into the rotation well before league play starts. If this is something like a 6-8 week recovery, six weeks from today would be Dec. 3, so he’d be on the shelf for all of November. The Wolfpack plays seven times in the opening month of the season.

Not the worst thing in the world, and at least NC State is equipped with plenty of guards to pick up the slack until he’s ready.

Somebody inform the basketball gods that we have now filled our injury quota for the season.