Cavs' J.R. Smith out 12 to 14 weeks after undergoing surgery on thumb

Posted at 11:54 AM, Dec 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-23 12:42:22-05

Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith will be out 12 to 14 weeks to undergo a recovery of his thumb, the team said Friday. 

Smith underwent surgery Friday morning the Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center in Montrose, Ohio.

Smith injured his right thumb near the end of the first half of Tuesday night's game in Milwaukee.

He did not return for the second half. 

Smith was examined at halftime but images taken at the arena were inconclusive, according to the Cavaliers.

Wednesday morning, Smith was further examined by Dr. Richard Parker at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health.

The results of the imaging revealed a fractured right thumb.

According to the Cavs, surgery is required. A treatment and return to play timeline will be established following the surgery.