NBA

Latest basketball news.

Utah Jazz confirm Alec Burks will have surgery

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Article continues below

Article continues below

The Utah Jazz confirmed that Alec Burks is scheduled to have surgery Tuesday.

Burks decided to have the surgery in hopes of an accelerated recovery from a broken left fibula suffered Saturday.

The procedure should allow Burks to place weight on his leg after two weeks and begin rehabbing sooner than if he didn't have surgery. The team originally said he would not have surgery.

Burks had played in every game this season, averaging a career-high 14.3 points as one of the few Jazz players on the bench who can create offense. He is the third-leading scorer on the team.

Burks is the third major contributor to be lost for a significant amount of time this season. Starting center Rudy Gobert remains out with a sprained MCL. Point guard Dante Exum is out for the season with a torn ACL.

Topics:
Utah Jazz
Northwest Division
Western Conference
NBA
Basketball

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NBA Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again