Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic underwent surgery on his fractured right wrist and will miss at least six weeks, the team announced.
Dr. Steven Shin performed the procedure Tuesday at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles, according to the team. Nurkic will wear a splint for four weeks and be reevaluated in six weeks.
Nurkic was injured during Thursday's 111-87 loss to the visiting Indiana Pacers. He was seen holding his wrist after swiping at the ball in the third quarter, and he fell to the floor after contact under the Pacers' basket.
During a timeout, Nurkic went to the locker room and didn't return.
Nurkic has averaged 9.8 points and 7.7 rebounds in 12 games this season. He has averaged 11.7 points and eight rebounds in his career.
The 7-foot Bosnian center missed most of the first half of last season after suffering a broken left leg in March 2019. He returned to the team to play in the NBA's bubble near Orlando, Fla., after the season was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.