Jazz G Burke has finger surgery

The Associated PressOctober 15, 2013
Jazz G Burke has finger surgery
FILE - This Oct. 8, 2013, file photo, Utah Jazz's Trey Burke (3) shoots as Golden State Warriors' Andre Iguodala, right, looks on in the second half during an NBA preseason basketball game, in Salt Lake City. Utah Jazz rookie Burke will undergo surgery on a broken finger on his shooting hand. Burke will have the surgery on Tuesday morning in Salt Lake City. Pins will be inserted to stabilize the point guard's right index finger, which he fractured during a 106-74 preseason loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night. Team officials did not announce a timetable for Burke's return on Monday, but he is expected to miss anywhere from eight to 12 weeks while recovering from the operation. The former Michigan star was penciled in as a starter after the Jazz acquired his rights from the Minnesota Timberwolves in a draft night trade. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke has undergone surgery to repair his fractured right index finger.

Burke, the ninth overall pick in this year's NBA draft who was acquired in a trade with Minnesota, will wear a cast or splint for the next three weeks before being re-evaluated.

Widely expected to start for the Jazz, Burke averaged 18.6 points, 6.7 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.6 steals for Michigan last season, helping the Wolverines to the NCAA title game.

Burke broke his finger during last Saturday night's preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers.