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Reports: Dinwiddie to have surgery on thumb, will miss 3-6 weeks

From NBA Twitter reports

Jan 25, 2019 7:26 PM ET

Nets sixth man Spencer Dinwiddie initially tore a ligament in his right thumb several months ago.

Spencer Dinwiddie will have surgery to repair torn ligaments in his right thumb and is expected to miss 3-6 weeks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Wojnarowski says Dinwiddie met with two specialists, who both recommended the surgery.

Earlier on Friday, coach Kenny Atkinson said it was possible Dinwiddie could continue playing with the injury and delay surgery until the offseason, but didn’t want to speculate further. 

Dinwiddie is averaging 17.2 points. Atkinson says the guard was originally hurt about two months ago and the injury has gotten progressively worse.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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