Blazer's Jusef Nurkic Out With Leg Fracture

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Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic sustained compound fractures to his left tibia and fibula with 2:22 remaining in the second overtime of Portland’s win over Brooklyn on Monday.

Nurkic underwent surgery that was performed by Legacy Health surgeon Dr. Richard Gellman.

Nurkic is expected to make a full recovery, but there's no timetable for his return to playing.

In 72 games this season (all starts), Nurkic averaged career highs of 15.6 points, 10.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.00 steal to go with 1.40 blocks. He shot a career-best 50.8% from the field and 77.3% from the foul line. Nurkic posted a career-high 36 double-doubles and led the Trail Blazers in rebounds 46 times, assists 12 times and points eight times. He ranks 15th in the NBA in rebounding and 16th in blocks.

Nurkic is expected to meet with the media, but when that happens won't be determined until next week.

Source: Portland Trail Blazers

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