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Missouri guard out with broken jaw

Jan. 28, 2008 at 8:20 AM   |   Comments

COLUMBIA, Mo., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Stefhon Hannah, the Missouri Tigers' leading scorer, suffered a broken jaw in a night club altercation and will miss four to six weeks of playing time.

Hannah underwent successful surgery to repair the jaw Sunday in Columbia, Mo., university officials said.

Columbia Police Sgt. Don Hawkins told the Columbia Tribune that Hawkins was leaving a bar when he was caught in the middle of a disturbance. He told police he was hit in the head with "an unknown object by an unknown person" when he tried to get away from the altercation.

Missouri Coach Mike Anderson, in a statement, said, "While our primary concern in this case is Stefhon's well-being, we will go through the process of gathering facts surrounding this incident and we will proceed appropriately."

Hannah, a senior guard, started 19 of the Tigers' 20 games this season. He was averaging 14.7 points a game and had a team-leading 105 assists. Missouri is 12-8 overall and 2-3 in the Big 12 Conference.

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