Tennessee's Burdick has broken bone in right hand

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee forward Cierra Burdick is out indefinitely after breaking a bone in her right hand.

Although the 12th-ranked Lady Vols didn't practice Monday, Burdick was working out on her own when she fractured the fourth metacarpal of her shooting hand.

There is no timetable for Burdick's return, though she's expected to be back before the end of the season.

Burdick, a 6-foot-2 sophomore, ranks fourth on the team in scoring (8.8) and third in rebounding (6.5).

The Lady Vols (9-3) open their Southeastern Conference schedule Thursday at No. 18 South Carolina (11-1).

Tennessee already was playing without freshman guard Andraya Carter, who started five of the Lady Vols' first seven games before undergoing season-ending arthroscopic surgery for a torn labrum on her right shoulder.

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