More Brutal Injury News For OKC Thunder Big Man

After missing 48 games this past season with a leg fracture,  Oklahoma City Thunder's 7-footer Aleksej Pokuševski has now suffered a fractured arm during offseason workouts. 

It's a right humerus fracture — the upper arm bone. It's not expected to affect his 2023-24 season, as he'll be re-evaluated in four to six weeks. but it's another troubling injuring problem for the rail-thin 7'0", 190-pounder, who was beginning to be an exciting young piece for the developing Thunder roster. 

He flashed a triple-double performance at the end of last season, and averaged 8.8 points 5.1 rebounds and 1.3 blocked shots while shooting 37.6% on threes in 20 minutes per game this season in the 31 games he played prior to his injury. 

Pokuševski was the 17th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, and has spent his first three seasons in OKC. He is entering the final year of his rookie deal, and is extension-eligible this offseason. It's unknown at this time if the Thunder are interested in an extension, as they must be pondering whether the Serbian's thin frame can hold up to NBA pounding on a regular basis. 

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