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Report: Projected NBA 1st-Round Pick To Miss 2 Months After Surgery

A closeup of a Maryland basketball player's sneakers

COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 22: A general view of Under Armour shoes during a game between the Maryland Terrapins and the West Virginia Mountaineers during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament on March 22, 2015 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

If you're an NBA Draft hopeful, being hurt at any point during the pre-draft process stinks. It is especially bad if the injury will keep you out of action after you're drafted.

That seems to be the case with Maryland's Kevin Huerter. The versatile wing is projected to be a first-round pick in this month's draft.

Unfortunately, Huerter recently underwent surgery on an injured right (shooting) hand, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. He's expected to miss two months.

Depending on when Huerter was operated on, he could miss some of the upcoming NBA Summer League.

In two seasons at Maryland, the 6-foot-7 Huerter impressed with his outside shooting (he's a career 39 percent three-point shooter) and athleticism.

Last season, Huerter averaged 14.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game for the Terrapins.

The 2018 NBA Draft will be held Thursday, June 21 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The draft will get underway at 7 p.m. ET.