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Wade Baldwin Expected To Miss Six Weeks After Thumb Surgery

Wade Baldwin becomes the Trail Blazers’ second two-way contract player to undergo surgery this season.

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Trail Blazers guard Wade Baldwin had surgery performed on his right thumb, and is expected to miss at least six weeks of action. President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey announced the successful surgery Wednesday evening:

Portland Trail Blazers two-way guard Wade Baldwin underwent successful surgery to repair an ulnar collateral ligament tear in his right thumb, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey.

The procedure was performed by Dr. Michelle Carlson at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

The Trail Blazers signed Baldwin to a two-way contract on October 19. He is expected to miss six weeks.

The former first-round pick joined the Blazers after the Grizzlies released him prior to the start of the regular season. Baldwin will be recovering alongside fellow two-way contract player CJ Wilcox.

Baldwin was selected at pick No. 17 in the 2016 NBA Draft, and appeared in 33 games for Memphis last season.