Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

The Oklahoma City Thunder will be without center Nerlens Noel at least one week after he underwent surgery to repair a fracture to the zygomatic arch of his left cheek.

Mark J. Spears of ESPN shared this update on Noel’s injury:

Noel, a 25-year-old former No. 6 overall pick in 2013, has been a solid bench player for the Thunder this season. 

Playing roughly 19 minutes a night, he’s averaging 8.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.6 blocks per game.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.

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