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Justin Wesley injury: Kansas forward out 3 weeks with broken finger

Kansas backup forward Justin Wesley will be held out of three weeks worth of games and practices after breaking his finger during drills on Thursday.

Jamie Squire

Kansas Jayhawks forward Justin Wesley will miss three weeks after sustaining a broken finger at practice on Thursday, according to head coach Bill Self (via Gary Bedore of the Lawrence Journal-World).

Wesley suffered the injury to his pinkie finger while fighting for a loose ball, per Bedore. He was seen wearing a cast on his left hand after practice on Thursday.

Wesley, a 6'9 junior from Fort Worth, Texas, transferred from Lamar to Kansas as a walk-on prior to the 2010-11 season. Last season, his first year of action with the Jayhawks, Wesley averaged 1.2 points and 1.6 rebounds per game, while appearing in 36 of the team's 38 contests. This year, Wesley has only played in six games, racking up 35 total minutes.

Wesley is the younger brother of former Jayhawks star Keith Langford, who led Kansas to two Final Four berths from 2002 to 2005 and ranks seventh on the school's career scoring list.