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Monk out 6 to 8 weeks with fracture thumb!!

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Oh well .. SMH

This kid has no luck with summer time injuries..

This puts a damper on Summer league now..

Damm!!

CHARLOTTE HORNETS

Malik Monk Out 6-8 Weeks After Thumb Injury Diagnosed as Fracture

JOSEPH ZUCKERJULY 7, 2018

 

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 05: Malik Monk #1 of the Charlotte Hornets drives to the basket against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the game on November 5, 2017 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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Charlotte Hornets guard Malik Monk is expected to be out of action for six to eight weeks after being diagnosed with a fractured right thumb, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reported Saturday.

Monk got off to a strong start to the 2018 NBA Summer League, scoring 23 points in the opener on Friday night.

Unfortunately for him, he would not be able to build on that success, as he has now received tough news less than 24 hours later.

The Hornets were generally considered to have done well to select Monk with the 11th overall pick in the 2017 draft. Bleacher Report's Adam Fromal gave Charlotte a "B+" grade.

Especially once Nicolas Batum returned from an elbow injury last November, Monk was relegated to a minor role in his rookie season. He averaged 6.7 points and 1.4 assists while shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc.

Not only was Monk stuck behind Batum, he also had to battle Jeremy Lamb for playing time. Lamb enjoyed the best season of his NBA career, averaging 12.9 points per game.

But with James Borrego leading a new coaching staff, this was an opportunity for Monk to get a fresh start. That will have to be put on hold as he now finds himself sidelined.

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So it looks like monk is fragile just like mkg...what is with these Kentucky guys...can’t stay healthy and on the court....doing us no good if they can’t play...at this rate no way he will last 82 games

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20 minutes ago, bull123 said:

So it looks like monk is fragile just like mkg...what is with these Kentucky guys...can’t stay healthy and on the court....doing us no good if they can’t play...at this rate no way he will last 82 games

To be fair,  he broke his thumb. It's not even comparable to MKGs injury history. Also both injuries occurred in summer.

Let's see how much he can play this year before jumping to injury concerns. 

6-8 weeks means we should get him back for preseason. Also since it wasn't a lower body injury he will still be in good shape and can do a lot with his left hand besides shoot. 

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I have seen enough of Monk to know he is a legit NBA player and has star potential.. he has earned more regular season minutes - the 2-4 more summer league games he might have played in would not determine his regular season production one bit..

It's not good news - but it's not terrible news.. get healthy Monk and we will see you when the season starts..

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This is why I didn't want him playing to begin with. He doesn't need summer league reps. He showed that at the end of last season.

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43 minutes ago, yasuhara2241 said:

To be fair,  he broke his thumb. It's not even comparable to MKGs injury history. Also both injuries occurred in summer.

Let's see how much he can play this year before jumping to injury concerns. 

6-8 weeks means we should get him back for preseason. Also since it wasn't a lower body injury he will still be in good shape and can do a lot with his left hand besides shoot. 

He was hurt last summer too wasn’t he?

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23 minutes ago, bull123 said:

He was hurt last summer too wasn’t he?

Yes, ankle injury during the summer. Nothing during preseason or regular season. 

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I suppose if it was going to happen then it happened at the right time.  Hopefully he recovers fine with no setbacks.

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