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Cavaliers guard Larry Hughes is likely to miss the rest of the regular season after having surgery on Tuesday for the second time in six weeks on his broken right middle finger.
Hughes, the team’s second-leading scorer, was supposed to miss six to eight weeks after having surgery Jan. 6. However, doctors concluded last week that the finger hadn’t healed as quickly as the team had hoped. The team said he will now miss an additional eight to 10 weeks.
If all goes well for him and all goes well for our team … he could possibly be back and participate in the postseason,” Cavaliers general manager Danny Ferry said.
Hughes’ second surgery was performed by Dr. Thomas J. Graham, chief of the Curtis National Hand Center at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore. Additional bone grafting was performed and one of the three screws inserted during the first surgery had to be tightened