Portland Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic has wrist surgery, out at least 6 weeks

Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic had surgery on his fractured right wrist and will be reevaluated in six weeks, the team announced Tuesday.

Nurkic was injured in last Thursday's 111-87 loss to the visiting Indiana Pacers.

He could be seen holding his wrist after swiping at the ball in the third quarter, and he fell to the floor after contact under Indiana's basket. During a timeout, he went to the locker room and did not return.

The 7-foot Bosnian center was averaging 10.3 points and 7.6 rebounds heading into the game.

Nurkic missed much of the first half of last season after breaking his left leg in a game in March 2019. He returned to the team to play in the the bubble in Orlando, Florida, after the season was put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic.