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Jusuf Nurkic undergoes surgery to repair fractured right wrist

Trail Blazers

It's been five days since Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic suffered a fractured right wrist against the Indiana Pacers 

The team has now announced that Nurkic underwent surgery Tuesday to repair the fracture. 

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The procedure was performed by Dr. Steven Shin at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles, California.

The Blazers big man will now wear a splint for four weeks and will be re-evaluated in six weeks.

The injury occurred when Nurkic swiped down at the ball on a drive from Malcolm Brogdon. Then, on the same possession, Pacers big man Myles Turner drove into the paint while Nurkic contested Turner’s shot, creating some good contact that sent Nurk to the floor.

 

Earlier Tuesday, CJ McCollum, who has suffered a hairline fracture in his left foot, explained how injuries are a part of the game. He noted how “there’s no training for a seven-footer landing on your foot” or “swiping down at a ball and hitting someone’s knee,” as is Nurkic’s case.  

In 12 games played this season, the Trail Blazers seven-footer averaged 9.8 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 2.8 assists.

The Blazers also noted that Nurkic's status would be updated accordingly.