And now he won't have a chance to be in a game for a little while.
Corbin said the Jazz will work closely with Burke to keep him from falling behind during his absence."We'll have him watching," Corbin said."We're going to miss him on the floor, but we're going to do some different things with him to keep getting him up to speed."Veteran point guard John Lucas III likely will be the starter until Burke recovers.Lucas signed with the Jazz as a free agent during the offseason.Alex Mattson - Forget You Peter Luts - Lovin' U (Radio Edit) Attom feat. Tam Cooper - Be Bold (Mathew Hayer Remix) Calvin Harris feat.
SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah Jazz rookie Trey Burke will undergo surgery on a broken finger on his shooting hand.
Burke will have the operation on Tuesday morning in Salt Lake City.
Pins will be inserted to stabilize the point guard's right index finger, which he fractured during a 106-74 preseason loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night.
The Jazz did not announce a timetable for Burke's return.
Early reports said he was expected to miss anywhere from eight to 12 weeks, but a source close to Burke told ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard the timetable was closer to six weeks."It's unfortunate that it would happen now in training camp," coach Tyrone Corbin said after Monday's practice.
"He was learning a new game and the way to play it and he was making great strides.