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Trey Burke says he will be back in 4-6 weeks. His surgery is today.

Oct 15, 2013, 2:17 PM EST

Trey Burke

Trey Burke needs to have a conversation with his agent.

Burke broke his finger over the weekend and on Monday the team announced he would need surgery, which was going to include pins in the finger. Burke’s agent told the Deseret News the rookie point guard would be out 8-12 weeks, meaning around a Christmas or New Year’s return.

Burke tweeted Tuesday just before his surgery that he will be back much earlier.

Again, go have a conversation with your agent.

Second, maybe we should wait until after the surgery to start throwing around timelines. Burke’s timeline would mean more like a Thanksgiving return.

We’ll see when he actually gets back. Expect the Jazz to be ultra cautious with Burke — there is no reason for them to rush him back. They aren’t winning a lot of games this season and they got Burke to be the point guard of the next decade. A couple of games in November is not worth any kind of setback.

  1. doubledown44 - Oct 15, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    I honestly don’t understand why he felt the need to comment on it. If people think he will be out 8 to 12 weeks, but he comes back in four, it would just look like he healed more quickly than expected. But if he does actually take 8 to 12 weeks, then he will look sort of foolish for having said this. There was really no upside to commenting.

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