According to the Bulldogs’ first-year coach Brandon Miller, the surgery went well and Jones is expected to make a full recovery.
The 6-4 junior fell on his wrist when he tried to break a fall during the first half of the first game on Butler's recent four-game trip to Australia.
Then 6-4 junior forward was the top-returning player for the Bulldogs that went 27-9 a season ago. He averaged 10.1 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. Jones was also the only the player on the team to start all 36 games in 2012-13.
With Jones out, Butler will lean more heavily on 6-6 senior Khyle Marshall, 6-6 sophomore Kellen Dunham, 6-9 junior Kameron Woods, 6-8 senior forward Erik Fromm and 6-0 junior Jackson Aldridge. 6-6 junior Andrew Smeathers, 6-3 sophomore Devontae Morgan, 5-11 junior Alex Barlow as well as 6-10 freshman Nolan Berry and 6-7 freshman forward Andrew Chrabascz will also be counted on to contribute.
Dunham led the Bulldogs in scoring (16.0 ppg) in their four game Australian tour (Aug. 6-11) where Butler went 2-2. Marshall, Woods, Fromm and Aldridge also had a very good exhibition tour.
During their Australian trip, the Bulldogs defeated the Norths Bears Invitational Team and Sydney Kings and lost to the Australian National Team and the Cairns Taipans.
Miller, who replaced current Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens, was hired on July 6. Miller was on Illinois head coach John Groce’s staff last season.