Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Butler could be without starting forward Andrew Chrabascz through the Big East Tournament after the sophomore broke a bone in his right hand in Saturday's loss to Villanova.

Chrabascz is slated to undergo surgery on Monday and is expected to be sidelined from 2-to-4 weeks. The 18th-ranked Bulldogs conclude their regular season on March 7, with the Big East Tournament to be held from March 11-14 in New York City.

The 6-foot-7 post player sustained the injury while scrambling for a loose ball during the second half of Butler's 68-65 home loss to No. 6 Villanova.

Chrabascz ranks third among Butler players with an average of 11.1 points per game and has scored in double figures in seven of the team's past nine outings.

Saturday's setback dropped the Bulldogs to 8-4 in Big East play and two games behind the Wildcats for first place in the conference.