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Basketball Brief

The Arizona baseball team will be without its best offensive player for about a month to start the 2011 season.

Junior right fielder Steve Selsky — who hit .370 with 9 home runs and 51 RBI, all team highs, in 2011 — suffered a boxer’s fracture in his right hand after being hit by a pitch during a scrimmage last Tuesday.  

A boxer’s fracture is a “”break in the bones of the hand that form the knuckles”” according to EMedicineHealth.

Selsky underwent an hour-long procedure on Friday to hold the bone in place, and will be in a cast for about a week before switching to a brace.

Sophomore Robert Refsnyder will likely be Selsky’s replacement, prior to Pacific 10 Conference play, until Selsky is fully recovered. Refsnyder hit .344 with 2 home runs and 40 RBI in 55 starts in 2010.

— Alex Williams


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