New Jersey Nets point guard Sundiata Gaines will be out of action for several weeks after fracturing his right hip.
Nets general manager Billy King said Thursday that Gaines was injured in the first quarter of Wednesday’s game at Cleveland.
He said Gaines will be on crutches for six to eight weeks and will then start a rehab program.
The 24-year-old out the University of Georgia has appeared in 10 games with the Nets this season, averaging 5.5 points and 2.5 assists in 14.6 minutes. He had just signed a multiyear contract with the team last weekend after playing for them on two 10-day contracts.
Good thing he got signed through next year.