Key

ERIN EDGERTON/THE DAILY PROGRESS

Braxton Key wears a sling at John Paul Jones Arena on Wednesday.

The Virginia men’s basketball team announced Wednesday that senior Braxton Key is out indefinitely with a wrist injury. Key underwent surgery on his left wrist Tuesday.

Key fell hard on his left wrist during Virginia’s 48-45 win over Arizona State on Sunday.

“Obviously that’s a tough blow because he brings some heart and effort on the glass and energy defensively and just his experience,” Virginia head coach Tony Bennett said.

The injury hurts UVa’s depth at the wing position, especially in the immediate future. In addition to Key’s injury, Kody Stattmann hasn’t played since the Columbia victory. Stattmann is dealing with an undisclosed illness.

Freshman forward Justin McKoy becomes an obvious candidate for increased minutes in Key’s absence. McKoy saw more than 14 minutes of court time in the Cavaliers’ 46-26 win over Maine.

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