Humphries had surgery for nerve damage in his right pinky finger.
Over the weekend, the Washington Wizards announced that forward Kris Humphries will be sidelined for 3-4 weeks after undergoing successful surgery to repair nerve damage in his right pinky finger. Here’s more from the Wizards:
Wizards forward Kris Humphries underwent successful surgery yesterday to repair nerve damage in his right small finger. Humphries lacerated his hand on the rim, between his fourth and fifth phalanxes (small and ring finger), in the second quarter of Washington’s preseason game at Chicago on 10/6. The procedure was performed by Dr. Richard Barth.
Before facing the Hornets on Friday, Wizards head coach Randy Wittman spoke about Humphries ailment.
He cut it up pretty good. Again, I don’t put timetables on anything. Guys’ bodies heal differently. How the wounds heal is kind of what we’ll look at from day to day.
Humphries, a 10 year NBA veteran, was acquired by Washington from the Boston Celtics in July. In addition to Boston and Washington, Humphries has played for the Utah Jazz, Toronto Raptors, Dallas Mavericks and Brooklyn Nets. He averaged 8.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game last season.
Washington also announced over the weekend that sharpshooter Bradley Beal may miss up to two months after undergoing successful surgery on his left wrist. Beal suffered a fracture in his wrist during a preseason game against the Charlotte Hornets on Friday.
The Wizards’ frontcourt will be thin on opening night, as they will be without big men Nene and DeJuan Blair, both of whom were suspended for one game by the NBA earlier this week for leaving the bench during the Jokaim Noah and Paul Pierce skirmish.
Washington opens the season on October 29th against the Miami Heat.