Jusuf Nurkic’s fractured wrist injury will require surgery. The Portland Trail Blazers center is expected to miss eight weeks of action. Shams Charania of The Athletic tweeted the news.
An eight-week timetable will keep the center out of action through the remainder of the Blazers’ first-half schedule. At this point, Portland has 25 games remaining on the slate. The list extends through March 4th, weeks before Nurkic is expected to return. The remaining 36 games of the regular season have yet to be determined. Until they are scheduled, there’s no way know know how many Nurkic might miss.
The 6’11 center has appeared 12 times for the Blazers this year, averaging 9.8 points and 7.7 rebounds in 23.3 minutes per game, his lowest production since his sophomore season in the NBA. He played only 8 games the season prior, recovering from a fractured leg.