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Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic suffers right wrist fracture against Indiana Pacers

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This article has been updated at 8:45 p.m.: The Trail Blazers have announced that Jusuf Nurkic has suffered a right wrist fracture. 

*This article will be updated postgame. 

The Portland Trail Blazers are in action hosting the Indiana Pacers at the Mood Center in Portland, Oregon.

After a sluggish second quarter in which the Trail Blazers scored only 10 points, the team fell into a 59-36 hole at halftime.

Well, the Blazers came out of halftime with new energy on the defensive end and hitting two three-pointers right out the gates from CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic.

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Unfortunately, the Bosnian Beast was seen leaving the court during a timeout, holding his right wrist.

It looked like Nurk injured his right wrist (shooting hand) swiping down at the ball on a drive from Malcolm Brogdon. Then on the same possession, Pacers big man Myles Turner drove into Nurk in the paint, creating some good contact and sent Nurk to the hardwood. 

On the evening, Nurk had five points, eight rebounds, two assists and one block in 21 minutes of action against Indiana.

Certified athletic trainer Jeff Stotts, who often discusses and examines NBA injuries, says Nurkic's wrist injury could have him out for an average of 32 games if surgery is needed. 

Here's what head coach Terry Stotts had to say on Nurk and the injury after the game:

"He had a long road back from his other injury. He had a rough start of the season but it looked like he was getting back on track. This is a big setback both for him and for us."


Get well soon, Beast!