Boozer to Miss Eight Weeks with Hand Injury

October 3rd, 2010 | by Jeff Lind

J. Pat Carter / Associated Press

Carlos Boozer has broken his right hand and will require surgery. The team announced that he is expected to be out for 8 weeks (anticipated return: early December).

Boozer broke the fifth metacarpal bone in his hand (on his day off) according to team doctors. He was evaluated by Bulls physician Brian Cole and by hand specialist Marc Cohen at Midwest Orthopedics at Rush.

While certainly unfortunate, to Jazz fans it’s not entirely surprising. During his time in Utah, Boozer seemed to receive more than his fair share of injuries. In his six seasons with Utah, Boozer missed 138 games, or nearly 28% of all games played (145 in all 8 of his seasons). Many of those injuries came at inopportune times for his Utah squad (see: final regular season game against Phoenix when Utah desperately needed a win, but Carlos sat out with a strained oblique).

Here’s to a speedy recovery for Boozer.

More info from Nick Friedell at ESPN Chicago.

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  1. Jefferson says:

    Why am I not surprised? While you never want to see a player injured, I couldn’t help but chuckle to myself when I first read this story :)

    Go Jazz!

  2. mike says:

    says he fractured it in a fall at home


    that type of fracture is called a “boxer’s fracture”

    • Mychal Lowman says:

      While we in no way want to wish ill on any player the circumstances have an odd feel to them. Boozer’s start in Chicago is starting on the wrong foot (or should I say hand?) as it did in Utah. Here’s hoping to a speedy recovery. I will readily admit that I’m curious as to how the Frankenstein Monster of the Jazz works in Chicago. Because if it works in Chicago it would show that all the Jazz needed was a defensive minded center like Noah.

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