Cavs Announce J.R. Smith Has Fractured Thumb


Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith has a fractured right thumb and will need surgery, the team announced Wednesday.

The typical recovery time from such an injury is four to six weeks, but the Cavaliers said a timeline to return will be established after the surgery. Speaking later Wednesday, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said the Smith injury doesn’t mean the team will press for a trade.


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