VIDEO: Pacers rookie Myles Turner is expected to miss 4-6 weeks after thumb surgery
HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — Indiana Pacers rookie Myles Turner is expected to miss six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a thumb fracture, according to the Pacers.
Turner suffered the injury, a chip fracture in his left thumb, in the first half of the Pacers’ Nov. 11 win against the Boston Celtics. The Pacers announced a day later that Turner would miss at least four weeks, but said he was consulting with their medical staff and had not yet decided on surgery.
Turner, just 19, was off to a solid start to his rookie season, averaging 6.1 points and 2.9 rebounds in 16 minutes per game.
The Pacers and Bulls square off tonight in Chicago (8 ET, League Pass).