Suns forward Oubre out for the season with thumb injury

ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 23, 2019 07:02 AM
Suns forward Oubre out for the season with thumb injury
FILE - PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 4: Kelly Oubre Jr. #3 of the Phoenix Suns shoots the ball against the Milwaukee Bucks on March 4, 2019 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr. is out for the remainder of the season following surgery on his left thumb.

The Suns said in a statement that Oubre had a procedure on his sprained thumb Friday (Saturday, PHL time). The recovery time is expected to be four to six weeks.

Oubre was injured during Phoenix’s game at New Orleans on March 16 (Mar. 17, PHL time) and has not played since.

Oubre has been a nice fit in the desert since being acquired from Washington for forward Trevor Ariza on Dec. 17 (Dec. 18, PHL time). He’s averaged 16.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 40 games.

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