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Creighton guard Ryan Nembhard out for season following surgery after wrist injury

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Creighton guard Ryan Nembhard will undergo surgery on his right wrist in the upcoming days, ending his freshman season according to a statement from the school. Nembhard injured his wrist during Creighton’s 81-78 win at St. John’s Wednesday night.

“We are heartbroken for Ryan, who has been such an integral part of our success this past season,” said Creighton coach Greg McDermott in a statement. “He will remain a key part of our team while he is sidelined, but I know he will come back stronger than ever and we look forward to his healthy return.”

The younger brother of Gonzaga guard Andrew Nembhard, Ryan was a considerable get for the Bluejays as the No. 12 point guard and No. 69 overall player in the 247Sports Composite — a four-star prospect. That made him the second-highest ranked player to sign with Creighton in the recruiting database era.

He quickly backed up that ranking after stepping on the court, starting every game for a Creighton team that sits 19-8 and 11-5 in the Big East after Wednesday night’s victory. He exited that game with four points, three rebounds, seven assists and a steal.

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On the season, he’s led the Bluejays in minutes while averaging 11.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.3 steals per game.

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