Trey Burke Out 8-12 Weeks With Broken Finger

by October 14, 2013

The Utah Jazz announced today that rookie point guard Trey Burke will undergo surgery on his broken right index finger, which is expected to sideline him for 8-12 weeks. Per the Deseret News: “Burke is expected to be sidelined for eight to 12 weeks because the nature of the break requires some pins to be inserted into his finger for a full recovery, his agent said. The Jazz begin their 2013-14 season on Oct. 30, and that timeline would have Burke return somewhere between Dec. 9 and Jan. 6. That could leave the Jazz’s starting point guard sidelined anywhere from 22 to 36 games. Initially, Burke’s camp hoped the 20-year-old would return after three weeks. ‘It’s unfortunate,’ Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin said. ‘It’s part of the business getting hurt and seeing how he responds.’ Veteran John Lucas III will handle the starting playmaker duties in Burke’s absence, but the Jazz only have roster hopefuls Scott Machado and Lester Hudson on the point-guard depth chart. The Jazz will explore other options as far as looking into trades and evaluating potential free-agent point guards.”