Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic had surgery to fix a "ruptured scapholunate ligament" in his right wrist on Tuesday in New Yok City, the team announced. A six-year veteran, Bogdanovic is expected to be ready to play when the 2020-21 season begins.
Bogdanovic chose to undergo surgery to secure a long-term protection following a persistent disturbance from an injury he had suffered in January, Wojnarowski also reported.
"Bogdanovic is scheduled to have surgery on Tuesday in NY".
According to Wojnarowski, Bogdanovic played through the injury after getting hurt in 2019.
"With the campaign suspended, the forward consulted with multiple medical professionals and the decision was made to surgically fix the ruptured scapholunate ligament". There is no timeline for his return.
He averaged 20.2 points per game this season, a career-high.
The 31-year-old had been averaging a career-best 20.2 points on 44.7 per cent shooting from the field and 41.4 from three along with 4.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists in his sixth season in the National Basketball Association.
Last July, Bogdanovic signed a four-year deal worth US$73 million (RM317.9 million) with Utah after playing the prior two seasons with Indiana.
There's still a to of uncertainty around the league on whether the current season of the National Basketball Association will resume or not.
The Jazz on Monday stated Bogdanovic could have his surgery on May 19 in NY.
Bogdanovic, 31, was a key member of the Jazz through 63 games this season. Mitchell tested positive shortly thereafter.