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.