Thunder's Adams to have surgery, will be re-evaluated in three weeks

BY foxsports • February 9, 2015

The Thunder got a big game Sunday afternoon from reserve Mitch McGary.

Now it appears McGary will need to preform again.

Starting center Steven Adams had surgery Monday morning in Oklahoma City to repair the fourth metacarpal in his hand. He will be re-evaluated in three weeks, the team announced.

Another injury to another starter this season as Adams is dealing with the same injury that kept Russell Westbrook out for 14 games earlier this season. 

Already this season Kevin Durant, McGary, Perry Jones, Anthony Morrow, Andre Roberson, Jeremy Lamb, Kendrick Perkins and Reggie Jackson have missed games. Adams had missed just one game this season.

Adams is averaging 7.4 points, seven rebounds and more than a blocked shot per game this season.

The Thunder play Monday night in Denver and then are home Wednesday against Memphis before getting a week off for the All-Star break.

Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks could start Perkins at center or he could favor Nick Collison or even McGary. McGary has played in just three games this season. He was eight-of-nine shooting against the Clippers on Sunday and scored 23 points.

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