It was only days ago that we heard of the Utah Jazz Point Guard Trey Burke fracturing his right index finger, it was thought surgery would not be needed but unfortunately the break is worse than expected.
Burke was expected to be out for around a month after picking up the injury (Courtesy Wikipedia)
The former Michigan player will require surgery and will now be expected to sit out for up to 12 weeks whilst he recovers.
The operation will require pins to be inserted to support the finger during the healing process, and the injury is exacerbated by the fact that it is on his shooting hand.
Burke was originally believed to be out for around a month after the injury, which he picked up in a pre-season game against the L.A. Clippers, but after seeing a specialist, surgery was recommended.
Although there is no solid timetable given by Utah, it is expected to be around 8-12 weeks before we might be seeing Burke hitting the floor in the NBA.
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