The injuries are already piling up in the NBA, and the regular season has yet to begin. Newly signed Washington Wizards forward Kris Humphries will be out approximately 3-4 weeks after having surgery to repair nerve damage in his right finger, the Wizards have announced.
Humphries suffered the injury during the second quarter of Washington’s first preseason game against the Chicago Bulls on Monday, October 6. Humphries hurt himself after his hand was lacerated on the rim.
In that game, Humphries started in the frontcourt along with Marcin Gortat and Paul Pierce, but only played 10 minutes and put in 6 points and grabbed 2 rebounds before heading to the locker rooms.
Humphries’ timetable will see him miss around 3-6 games of the regular season. With DeJuan Blair and Nene suspended the first game of the season, the Wizards are going to be extremely thin in the frontcourt for their opening night game now that Humphries is out as well.