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Jazz rookie Trey Burke suffers broken finger in preseason loss to Clippers

Oct 12, 2013, 11:46 PM EDT

Utah Jazz rookie Trey Burke suffered a fractured right index finger during the first quarter of his team’s preseason loss to the Clippers on Saturday.

Burke sustained the injury midway through the first quarter, but returned with the finger taped and played a few more minutes early in the second before team trainers pulled the plug and he was finished for the night.

Burke will be re-evaluated Monday, according to Jody Genessy of the Deseret News. He ended up playing 14 minutes, but finished just 1-of-6 from the field with two points, four assists, and two turnovers.

Burke is favored by many to take home the Rookie of the Year award this season.

  1. saint1997 - Oct 13, 2013 at 3:23 AM

    I’m sorry but I highly disagree that Burke would ever win ROY. He has shown none of the skill that the previous winners of the award had at this time of the season but has just struggled so far. I don’t think his college game will translate over to big success in the NBA

    • johngalt1783 - Oct 13, 2013 at 9:54 AM

      This year’s rookie crop is pretty bad. No 1 pick Bennett looks like he eats too much of everything.

      At this point Olynck has a shot at it if he can start for the lottery bound Celtics. Of course if a team ever wanted to be a lottery team 2014 is the year. Lots of top notch FA next summer too. So the Celtics could reload pretty quick and be back in the playoffs in 2014-15.

  2. johngalt1783 - Oct 13, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Saw it happen and despite what the Clippers announcers said I could tell it was his finger. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

  3. themagicfanguy - Oct 13, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    Oladipo will win ROY, everybody else is just competing for second best.

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