Thomas Robinson missed the last two games of Portland’s 2014 Summer League after tearing a ligament in his right thumb in a win versus the Hawks. Today, the team announced that Robinson has undergone surgery to repair the ligament and is not expected to miss the start of training camp. From the press release …
Portland Trail Blazers forward Thomas Robinson underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb, it was announced today by General Manager Neil Olshey.
The surgery was performed by Dr. Kirk Wong at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, Wash.
Robinson injured the finger July 15 during Portland’s NBA Summer League game against Atlanta in Las Vegas.
Robinson is expected to be ready for Portland’s Fall training camp.
Robinson injured his thumb fighting after falling down while fighting for a rebound in the third quarter of Portland’s 71-76 victory versus Atlanta.
“I tried to break my fall and it didn’t break,” said Robinson after the game. “It went the other way.”
The performance of the 6-10 forward was one of the standouts on Portland’s summer league roster, averaging 13.7 points on 50 percent shooting, 8.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists before the injury. He had been working out at the team’s practice facility for most of the offseason fixing what he referred to as “bad habits.” Some of that work will likely be on hold as he focuses on getting his thumb healed before the start of training camp.