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Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic will be out indefinitely after suffering a broken wrist injury Thursday in their game against the Indiana Pacers.
Nurkic attempted a swipe in the 3rd quarter of the game, and held onto his right wrist after. He also fell down after contesting a shot around the rim.
The 7-0 Bosnian center immediately went to the locker room and never returned. The Pacers won, 111-87.
Damian Lillard: "It's always something, man. Every year."
— Sean Highkin (@highkin) January 15, 2021
Re: Nurkic: Average lost time for an in-season wrist fracture that requires surgery is 32 games. If surgery is not required? The time is cut in half to 16 games.
— Jeff Stotts (@InStreetClothes) January 15, 2021
Nurkic’s teammate Damian Lillard was quick to voice out his frustration over what happened.
Their big man missed a lot of games last season due to a broken leg before returning in the bubble to help the Blazers make the playoffs.
The Blazers are currently 6th with a 7-5 record in the Western Conference.