Oklahoma City Thunder guard George Hill will miss at least the next four weeks after having surgery on his right thumb, the team announced on Tuesday.
The injury is being described as a “mallet finger injury.” He’s already had the “minor” procedure, according to a statement from the Thunder.
The surgery was performed by Steve Shin at the Kerlen-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles per the release.
Hill was acquired in the Steven Adams trade with the New Orleans Pelicans prior to the start of the 2020-21 NBA season.
So far this year, Hill is averaging 11.8 points and 3.1 assists per game. He’s also shooting 38.6 percent from 3-point range.
Hill is expected to be re-evaluated in four weeks. The trade deadline is set for March 25, so there’s plenty of time for the veteran to rehab and impress a contender.
Oklahoma City’s next game is vs. the Rockets tonight at 7 p.m.