Mavericks' Nerlens Noel to have thumb surgery, expected to be out several weeks

ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 07, 2017 07:51 AM
Mavericks' Noel to have thumb surgery, out several weeks
Nerlens Noel NBA file photo

BOSTON (AP) - Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle says forward Nerlens Noel will have surgery for a torn ligament in his left thumb.

Carlisle made the announcement Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) before the Mavericks game with the Boston Celtics.

Noel will undergo the procedure in Cleveland later this week. Carlisle said he is then expected to be out for several weeks, but couldn't offer a specific timetable for his return.

Noel hasn't played since Nov. 22 (Nov. 23, PHL time). He's appeared in 18 games with six starts this season, averaging 4.0 points and 4.1 rebounds.

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