As reported by USA Today, Utah Jazz rookie point guard Trey Burke completed a successful surgery on Tuesday on his broken right index finger. Burke was anticipated to play a major part of the future of the Jazz; during his absence we will probably see John Lucas III at the starting spot.
Per USA Today:
Rookie point guard Trey Burke underwent successful surgery Tuesday on his broken right index finger, the Utah Jazz announced in a press release. He will be re-evaluated after three weeks of wearing a cast on the finger.
Burke, the ninth overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft, swept national player of the year honors at the University of Michigan during the 2013 NCAA season, and was an early favorite to win Rookie of the Year.
The Jazz are in the midst of a rebuilding process, letting veteran big men Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap go in free agency. Burke was expected to be a major part of their future core, which also includes small forward Gordon Hayward, power forward Derrick Favors and center Enes Kanter.
With Burke out, the Jazz will most likely start veteran John Lucas III at point guard until he returns.
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