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Warriors Lou Amundson to have surgery on his broken finger

Houston Rockets v Phoenix Suns

PHOENIX - NOVEMBER 12: Louis Amundson #17 of the Phoenix Suns rests on the court during the game against the Houston Rockets on November 12, 2008 at US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. The Rockets won 94-82. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)

Barry Gossage

Finally, Saturday night Lou Amundson got in a preseason game with the Golden State Warriors.

And now he is out again. For a while.

Amundson fractured that finger in the fourth quarter of Saturday night’s game against Portland and now will need surgery on that finger, according to Matt Steinmetz of CSNBayArea.com.

No date for the surgery has been set, and it is not known how long he will be out. But finger surgery on your shooting hand, you’re talking a couple months here, most likely.

Amundson was expected to be the first big off the bench for Golden State. He’s an energy guy who is strong on the boards — he is a very good offensive rebounder — plus a pretty efficient scorer. It’s a hit for the Warriors and will likely mean more burn for Dan Gadzuric. Not ideal. So maybe coach Keith Smart will just up the minutes for David Lee until Amundson can get back.

Amundson had battled back injurues through camps, so on the bright side those should get time to heal.