The NBA’s hottest team just hit yet another bump in the road.
Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie is being evaluated for a right thumb injury, the team announced on Twitter Thursday.
The Nets did not give a timetable for Dinwiddie’s return, instead stating that “More information will be provided once the diagnosis has been completed.”
According to a report from The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Dinwiddie has torn ligaments in his thumb and is evaluating whether or not he needs surgery.
While the team failed to provide an estimate for how long the guard will be out, former NBA player Caron Butler took to Twitter to say the Nets guard will miss 4 – 6 weeks.
The news serves as a tough blow for Brooklyn, who have used an 18-5 run over the last 23 games to soar into the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference.
The 25-year-old guard is averaging 17.2 points and 5.0 assists while shooting 46.1 percent from the field in 28.6 minutes per game. His play off the bench has him firmly in the race for the league’s Sixth Man of the Year Award.
The Nets are currently playing without Caris LeVert, Allen Crabbe, Dzanan Musa and Jared Dudley.