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Ouch! Stuckey Slams Car Door On Thumb, No Date On Return To Pistons

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Rodney Stuckey #3 of the Detroit Pistons drives during the game between the Detroit Pistons and the Philadelphia 76ers on April 15, 2013 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Rodney Stuckey #3 of the Detroit Pistons drives during the game between the Detroit Pistons and the Philadelphia 76ers on April 15, 2013 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The Detroit Pistons announced Thursday that guard Rodney Stuckey has suffered a fracture of the distal phalanx on his right thumb and will miss tonight’s game vs. Miami.

The injury occurred on Wednesday afternoon as a result of the thumb becoming caught inside the door jamb of Stuckey’s vehicle while the door was closing.

Pistons medical staff confirmed the injury Thursday morning following an x-ray. He is scheduled to have surgery on Friday, October 11 and a timeline for his return will be determined following that procedure.

 

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