Brandon Paul has surgery to repair broken jaw

Brandon Paul has surgery to repair broken jaw
June 22, 2012, 10:29 pm
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Illinois guard Brandon Paul suffered a broken jaw in a pickup basketball game with teammates Thursday and underwent surgery Friday.

Illinois spokesman Derrick Burson says Paul broke his jaw Thursday night when he collided with teammate Devin Langford as the two dove for a loose ball while playing at the team's practice facility.

Burson says Paul is expected to return to non-contact drills in two weeks. There is no timetable for the senior's return to full practices.

Paul was the team's leading scorer last season with 14.7 points a game. He's expected to be a key piece of Illinois' backcourt in the first season for new head coach John Groce.

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