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Talen Horton-Tucker to have thumb surgery

Talen Horton-Tucker injury

Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Talen Horton-Tucker will undergo thumb surgery on a torn ligament. His timetable to return to the court has not been made public at time of writing.

The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported the news via Twitter on Monday afternoon.

Horton-Tucker was a second round pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, selected 46th overall by the Los Angeles Lakers. He played in only six games in his rookie season, averaging 13.5 minutes in those contests. In the 2020-2021 season, however, he played in 65 games, starting in four. “THT” scored nine points, had 2.8 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game.

The Lakers and Horton-Tucker went on to win the NBA Championship in the Orlando “bubble” in 2020. In 2021, Los Angeles was bounced in the first round of the playoffs, marking LeBron James’ very first opening round exit.

Stay tuned to TGH for more injury updates on Talen Horton-Tucker and other NBA news.

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