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Maryland’s Dez Wells fractures right wrist, will miss four weeks

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Maryland forward Dez Wells has a fractured right wrist and will miss about four weeks, the team announced on Friday.

The injury to Wells’s shooting wrist occurred in Tuesday night’s 72-63 win over Iowa State in the College Basketball Experience Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City, Mo.  The senior guard had successful surgery on Friday morning in Baltimore.

Wells played nearly the entire game against Iowa State, scoring 14 points and grabbing nine rebounds in 34 minutes. The senior forward is averaging 16.2 points and 4.8 rebounds per game for Maryland, which is 5-0 for the first time since 2006. The Terps will meet Monmouth at the Xfinity Center on Friday night.

The injury is the latest blow to Maryland, which lost starting forward Evan Smotrycz to a broken foot in October. Smotrycz is about five weeks into his rehabilitation and is expected back sometime in December, although Maryland Coach Mark Turgeon has yet to determine the exact date of his return.