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Pelicans' Brandon Ingram undergoes finger surgery, sidelined 6-8 weeks

Ingram is expected to recover in time for training camp ahead of the 2022-23 season.

Brandon Ingram underwent a surgical procedure on his right fifth finger.

New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram underwent surgery to repair an injury to his right fifth finger on June 7, the team announced on Friday.

His recovery timetable is approximately six-to-eight weeks.


Ingram played through a finger injury during the Pelicans’ first-round playoff series against the Phoenix Suns, taping the fourth and fifth fingers on his right hand with athletic tape.

He will spend the offseason rehabbing but is expected to be ready for training camp in September.

New Orleans is coming off a promising 2021-2022 campaign with Ingram operating as the team’s engine. The former Kia Most Improved Player averaged 22.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 5.6 assists in 55 starts.

The Pelicans said last month that fellow star Zion Williamson has been cleared to play without any restrictions.