Pelicans Star Forward Undergoes Surgery

New Orleans Pelicans star forward Brandon Ingram will need 6-to-8 weeks of recovery time after undergoing finger surgery this past week. 

The surgery was on his right fifth finger to address a flexion contracture. And what, you may ask, is a flexion contracture? Sports injury expert Jeff Stotts explains.

It essentially means, says Stotts, that the finger was bent and couldn’t be straightened. It can be the result of a ligament, muscle or tendon injury. 

His recovery timeline shouldn't affect his readiness for training camp. 

Ingram had another stellar season for the Pelicans, averaging 22.7 points, 5.2 rebounds and a career-high 5.6 assists. He stepped it up big-time in the playoffs, scoring 27 points a game, with 6.2 rebounds and 6.2 assists, while shooting 40% from three-point range. 

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