Nets fans got some bad news on Friday.
Guard Spencer Dinwiddie has torn ligaments in his thumb and will be out for Friday’s matchup against the Knicks, the team announced.
UPDATE: Spencer Dinwiddie will miss tonight’s game due to torn ligaments in his right thumb. The team is consulting with doctors to determine the best course of action going forward. Further updates will be provided as available.
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) January 25, 2019
Head coach Kenny Atkinson told reporters via The Athletic, Dinwiddie will need surgery at some point, but he did not say if that would be in the immediate future.
Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said Spencer Dinwiddie will need surgery at some point. Doctors, Dinwiddie and his family will decided that. Atkinson added he thinks the torn ligaments in Dinwiddie’s right thumb happened two months ago and progressively got worse, but he wasn’t sure.
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) January 25, 2019
Brooklyn has given no timetable for Dinwiddie’s return.
The 25-year-old is in contention for the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year as he is putting up 17.2 points per game on the season.
He signed a three-year extension with the team in December.
The Nets are 26-23 and sit in sixth place in the Eastern Conference.