Illinois men’s basketball’s Jalen Coleman-Lands out eight weeks


Illinois’ Jalen Coleman-Lands shoots a three during the game against Indiana at the State Farm Center. Jalen made 5 three-pointers and scored 21 points.

By The Daily Illini sports staff

Illinois men’s basketball announced that guard Jalen Coleman-Lands fractured a bone in his right hand during a skill workout Wednesday. He underwent surgery Friday and will be out approximately eight weeks.

The sophomore appeared in all 34 games last year, starting 24 times. He averaged 10.3 points overall, setting an Illinois record for three-pointers by a freshman.

The first team practice is Oct. 3 with the first exhibition game scheduled for Oct. 30.

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