Kris Humphries underwent surgery on Oct. 9 to repair nerve damage in his right hand three days after slicing it on the rim between his pinkie and ring fingers attempting to block a shot in the Wizards’ preseason opener against the Chicago Bulls. He was given a recovery timetable of three to four weeks and has not been able to use his right hand yet. But Humphries hopes to be cleared to practice over the next week and available when the season begins.
“That’s the goal,” he said Tuesday. “It’s just a matter of being able to catch the ball.”
Chris Paul Says He’ll Pay Green’s Fine for Shove, Ejection
Chris Paul says he will pay any fine that results from teammate Gerald Green shoving Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng in the fourth quarter of the Rockets’ 129-120 win Sunday night.
Green was ejected for coming to Paul’s defense after a frustrated Dieng pushed him down after a foul.
Celtics’ Smart (Thumb) Confident He’ll be Back for Playoffs
Celtics guard Marcus Smart said he’s confident he’ll be back on the court for the postseason after undergoing thumb surgery last week.
Smart suffered a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right shooting hand while diving to the floor in a game against the Indiana Pacers earlier this month. A hand specialist in New York advised immediate surgery with hopes that Smart might be able to return even quicker than the six- to eight-week timeline the team announced after surgery.
Source: Chris Forsberg of ESPN