Trail Blazers reserve Evan Turner fractures right hand
Trail Blazers reserve Evan Turner will be out for an undetermined period of time after fracturing his right hand in Tuesday’s 114-113 victory over the Mavericks.
Evan Turner (right hand fracture, third metacarpal) will not return to tonight's game in Dallas.
— Trail Blazers PR (@TrailBlazersPR) February 8, 2017
Turner was injured midway through the third quarter while defending Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes. Turner recovered a loose ball and fed teammate Al-Farouq Aminu for a transition basket before leaving the game for good several possessions later.
— NBC Sports Northwest (@NBCSNorthwest) February 8, 2017
Turner told the Oregonian his hand will be evaluated on Wednesday.
“All I remember is I was just chasing Devin Harris over a screen,” he said. “All I saw on film was just I ran into Harrison Barnes, I guess. I don’t know if it was his elbow in my back or whatever. I didn’t feel like crazy pain, like numbing a little bit. I just went back out there and I caught the ball when Dame (Lillard) passed it. I couldn’t feel any type of grip or anything like that. That was pretty much it.”
Turner, a seven-year veteran, had been averaging 9.7 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 49 appearances this season, his first with the Trail Blazers.