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Report: Jake Layman fractures bone in hand, will miss 4-6 weeks

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The junior forward fractured a bone in his left hand, but shouldn't miss the start of the season, according to a report by InsideMDSports.

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Junior forward Jake Layman fractured a bone in his left hand and will be unable to participate in basketball activities for 4-6 weeks , according to a report by InsideMDSports. Layman's injury won't require surgery and he should be back in time for the season.

Layman was one of Maryland's key contributors last season, putting up 11.7 ppg and grabbing five rpg, both of which were third best on the team. He also had the second best offensive rating, according to Kenpom.

With Seth Allen, Nick Faust, Charles Mitchell, Roddy Peters and Shaquille Cleare all transferring out of the program, Layman's role in Maryland's first Big Ten season becomes even more important, especially in the early going as many of the freshmen adjust to becoming collegiate players. Hopefully he's able to fully recover and not have any lingering issues that could impact his play at the start of the season.

:Layman's injury is the second to a Maryland player this offseason. During his pre-participation physical, it was discovered that freshman center Trayvon Reed had a fractured ankle, keeping him out for eight to twelve weeks.