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St. John's freshman big man Yankuba Sima will miss 4-6 weeks with a broken bone in his left hand, the school said on Friday.

The 6-foot-11 Sima sustained the injury in Wednesday's loss to Xavier.

Sima is averaging 8.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.5 blocks for the Red Storm (7-9, 0-3 Big East).

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St. John's guard Federico Mussini (4) is fouled by Xavier guard Larry Austin Jr. (0) during the second half at Carnesecca Arena. Xavier won 74-66. (Anthony Gruppuso / USA Today Sports)
St. John's guard Federico Mussini (4) is fouled by Xavier guard Larry Austin Jr. (0) during the second half at Carnesecca Arena. Xavier won 74-66. (Anthony Gruppuso / USA Today Sports)

NEW YORK--- It's coming any day now.

That was the refrain St. John's coach Chris Mullin and his team was singing on Wednesday after the Red Storm's 74-66 loss to 10th-ranked Xavier at Carnesecca Arena.

The Johnnies (7-9, 0-3 Big East) have dropped six straight contests, including their first three Big East games, with their last victory coming on Dec. 13 against Syracuse at Madison Square Garden.

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Dec 6, 2015; Queens, NY, USA; St. Francis (Ny) Terriers forward Amdy Fall (32) and St. John's Red Storm center Yankuba Sima (35) tip off at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
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Dec 6, 2015; Queens, NY, USA; St. Francis (Ny) Terriers forward Amdy Fall (32) and St. John's Red Storm center Yankuba Sima (35) tip off at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports (Anthony Gruppuso)

NEW YORK -- There was a scary moment for St. John's late in the first half of their game against St. Francis at Madison Square Garden when freshman standout Yankuba Sima was forced to the sideline after dislocating his right pinkie.

The 6-foot-11 freshman from Spain sat on the end of the bench grimacing as trainer Ron Linfonte attended to him and wrapped the digit.

"It was really painful because my finger was disolcated," said Sima, who ranked the degree of pain a nine out of 10. "But when they put it back in it was way better."

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