Jazz rookie Burke facing finger surgery

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 2:04 PM

Standard-Examiner Staff

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Jazz say rookie point guard Trey Burke will undergo surgery to repair his fractured finger. Here is the press release from Monday afternoon:

The following is a medical update on Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke, who fractured his right index finger during the first half of Saturday’s preseason game vs. the Los Angeles Clippers:

Following several medical consultations, it was determined that Burke will undergo surgery to repair the bone fracture in his right index finger.The procedure will be performed on Tuesday in Salt Lake City by Dr. Douglas Hutchinson.An estimated time for recovery will be provided following the completion of the procedure.

Selected in the first round (ninth overall pick) of the 2013 NBA Draft, Burke (6-1, 190, Michigan) was acquired by the Jazz in a draft-night trade with Minnesota.Burke spent two seasons at the University of Michigan, where as a sophomore, the point guard led Michigan to the 2013 NCAA Championship Game and was the consensus selection as 2013 National Player of the Year.Burke averaged 18.6 points, 6.7 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.6 steals while shooting 46.3 percent from the field and 38.4 percent from three-point range in 38 games his sophomore season.His 255 assists set a new Michigan single-season assist record while his 3.02 assist-to-turnover ratio ranked fifth-best in the nation.He also hit the game-tying 3-pointer to force overtime in a win over Kansas to advance the Wolverines to the Elite Eight.

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