Iowa State's Palo Out with Fractured Wrist

Iowa State guard Bubu Palo (1) reacts after making a basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa, Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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By James Steward

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State basketball coach Fred Hoiberg says Bubu Palo will be out 6 to 8 weeks because of a fractured wrist.

The sophomore guard from Ames injured his wrist in Iowa State's (11-3) victory against Mississippi Valley State on Dec. 31. He played in the Cyclones' 77-71 win against Texas in the Big 12 opener for both teams on Wednesday.

Hoiberg says MRI results on Thursday confirmed a "slight crack" in Palo's shooting hand.

Palo, a former walk-on, was recently put on a scholarship. He has played in all 14 games this season, averaging 4.7 points and 2.1 assists.

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