Auburn Hills, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Detroit Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey
underwent successful surgery Friday to repair a fracture of the distal phalanx
on his right thumb.
The procedure was performed by Dr. Brian Najerian at DMC Surgical Hospital in
Detroit. Stuckey will be required to wear a splint on his thumb for the next
two weeks before being re-evaluated.
The Pistons have yet to announce a timetable for the veteran's return. Detroit
begins its regular season against Washington on Oct. 30.
Stuckey, who has spent his entire seven-year career with Detroit, averaged
11.5 points, 3.6 assists and 2.8 rebounds in 76 games while primarily in a
sixth-man role last season.
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