Valanciunas out at least 4 weeks after dislocating thumb

NBA.com Global on Dec 14, 2018 07:50 AM
Valanciunas out at least 4 weeks after dislocating thumb
Jonas Valanciunas NBA file photo

Toronto Raptors press release

After suffering a dislocation of his left thumb in the Raptors’ Dec. 12 (Dec. 13, PHL time) game at Golden State, Jonas Valanciunas underwent surgery at Stanford Medical Center in Palo Alto, California. His thumb was relocated and damage caused by the dislocation was repaired. The surgery was performed by Dr. Jeffrey Yao, a specialist in hand, wrist and elbow surgery.

Valanciunas will wear a cast for four weeks. His condition will then be updated as appropriate.

The injury occurred in the second quarter of Wednesday’s (Thursday, PHL time) victory at Golden State. Valanciunas is averaging 12.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 18.8 minutes in 30 games (10 starts) this season. He has led the team in rebounding 11 times, and recorded five double-doubles.

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