Murray State point guard Cameron Payne fractured his right ring finger during a workout with the Nuggets on Monday. According to DraftExpress, Payne’s injury on his off hand will not require surgery, but he plans to sit out the next three weeks as a “precautionary measure.”
Cameron Payne suffered a non-displaced fracture in the ring finger of his right (off) hand in a workout in Denver on Monday. After seeing a hand specialist in New York, it was determined that Payne suffered a clean fracture which will not require surgery, and will sit out the next three weeks as a precautionary measure. His hand is currently in a splint, not a cast.
Cam continued to work out even after suffering the injury in Denver, and he could probably play in a meaningful game tomorrow if he needed to,” his agent Travis King told us, adding that the precise timetable for his return will be set after an additional visit with a specialist next week.
Payne was seen wearing a soft cast on Wednesday during a meeting with Celtics’ GM Danny Ainge.
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Payne is currently projected to go in the late Lottery of next week’s Draft, and the injury isn’t expected to significantly alter his draft stock.