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Delonte West (finger fracture) undergoes surgery

Posted on: February 15, 2012 10:18 pm
Edited on: February 17, 2012 7:02 pm
Mavericks guard Delonte West suffered a fractured finger on Wednesday. (Getty Images)
Posted by Ben Golliver 

Update (Friday): The Dallas Mavericks announced on Friday that guard Delonte West underwent successful surgery on his fractured right ring finger. The surgery aimed to "stabilize the fracture" and the team noted that "he will have a subsequent procedure to remove the stabilizing pins prior to his return to basketball activity."

The Mavericks said West still has no timetable for return.

Original Post (Wednesday):
The Dallas Mavericks could be without guard Delonte West for an extended period of time.

The Associated Press reports that the Mavericks have informed the media that West suffered a fractured and dislocated finger on his right hand during a Wednesday night game against the Denver Nuggets at American Airlines Center. 
West fractured and dislocated his finger while trying to make a defensive play about halfway through the second quarter Wednesday night against Denver. It was an ugly injury with blood clearly visible. 

The Mavericks said West wouldn't return to the game and that it was unclear how many games he might miss.

West came off the bench on a night when the Mavericks were already without guards Jason Terry and Rodrigue Beaubois.
West left Wednesday's game with 3 points, 1 rebound and 1 assist on 1-for-5 shooting in 11 minutes.

West, 28, is averaging 8.5 points, 3.5 assists and 2.5 rebounds in 23.1 minutes per game so far this season. He's been used as both a starter and a reserve, as the Mavericks have had to make due without starting point guard Jason Kidd for stretches of this season. Fellow Mavericks guards Jason Terry (quadricep injury) and Rodrigue Beaubois (personal reasons) also missed Wednesday's game.

West signed with the Mavericks during the December free agency period after spending last season with the Boston Celtics. He had an eventful offseason during the lockout, as he applied for a job at Home Depotcontemplated selling knivesworked for a furniture store and fretted about his lack of health insurance.

Earlier this season, West told a reporter that he was banned from making a White House visit with his Mavericks teammates because of his criminal record, but later reports indicated that the Secret Service disputed that account.

Since: Jan 22, 2012
Posted on: February 19, 2012 4:19 pm

Delonte West (finger fracture) undergoes surgery

Delonte West isnt a playoff to me anyway, Kidd can handle the pressure anyway, he's already showed us that. "Championship"

Since: Jan 24, 2011
Posted on: February 17, 2012 11:34 pm

Deja Vu

I've been hearing this for the past 8 years.Surprised

Kidd was a beast in the playoffs and that's really all that matters in the end.Wink

Since: Feb 16, 2012
Posted on: February 16, 2012 3:48 pm

Mavericks G Delonte West fractures finger

I don't see him being out long.  The injury is on his right hand, and he is left-handed.  He was interviewed about it (the bone was protruding, ugh) and he stated 'I'll be fine, I'm 'old-school'. Hopefully he'll only be out 1 or 2 games max...he was really coming into his own as a Mav, starting to enjoy watching him play~

Since: Jun 3, 2007
Posted on: February 16, 2012 8:38 am

Mavericks G Delonte West fractures finger

Ouch!! Can the Mavs rely on Kidd for an extended amount of time on the court each night? West helped the Mavs limit the vet's time. It will be interesting to see if Kidd's body can hold up to increased minutes each night....

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