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Mike Dunleavy to miss 6-8 weeks with thumb injury

Feb 25, 2011, 7:33 PM EST

Mike Dunleavy

Mike Dunleavy is expected to miss 6-8 weeks after undergoing successful surgery on his left thumb. Dunleavy suffered the injury when the Pacers played the Wizards last Tuesday.

Dunleavy has never lived up to his billing as a #3 overall pick, but this injury will hurt the Pacers’ chances of making the playoffs. Dunleavy was averaging 11 points and 4. 8 rebounds per game, and was shooting 40% from beyond the arc. The Pacers are currently clinging to the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Since the #9 team in the conference just traded away Gerald Wallace, the Pacers’ playoff hopes appear safe for the moment, but this injury could set them back.

  1. willcoop - Feb 25, 2011 at 8:53 PM

    Him and his Dad can get together and coach a NBDL team and Jr can play and be an assistant coach.

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