After successful surgery, Pacers expect Turner to miss six weeks

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (November 16, 2015) – Pacers center Myles Turner had successful surgery to repair a chip fracture in his left thumb, the team announced Monday afternoon.

Turner is expected to miss six weeks recovering and rehabbing from the surgery, which was performed at OrthoIndy Hospital by hand surgeon Dr. Tim Dicke.

The Pacers’ first round pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, Turner has played in eight games this season and is averaging 15.9 minutes, 6.1 points, and 2.9 rebounds a contest.