Thomas expected to miss 6-8 weeks after thumb surgery

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Isaiah Thomas can't seem to catch a break.

The Washington Wizards guard is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a rupture of the radial collateral ligament of his left thumb, the team announced Wednesday.

Thomas suffered the injury during the team's routine workouts Monday. He was able to have some fun with the situation, though:

"This was an unfortunate setback for Isaiah, but with his resolve and the top care he will receive from our medical team, we expect him to make a full recovery," Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard said in a statement. "In the meantime, he will continue to mentor our young guards and have a positive impact on the team as we start training camp."

With Thomas and John Wall out of action, Ish Smith is the lone point guard on the Wizards' roster with NBA experience. Undrafted rookie Justin Robinson will also compete for playing time.

Thomas signed a one-year deal with Washington this offseason for the veteran's minimum.

The 30-year-old is looking to rebuild his value after being plagued by injuries. Thomas missed the first half of the 2018-19 campaign due to the same hip injury that limited him the season before.

After he was deemed healthy enough to play, Thomas couldn't regularly crack the Denver Nuggets' rotation this past season. The two-time All-Star averaged 8.1 points on 34.3 percent shooting across 12 regular-season appearances for Denver, but he didn't play in a single postseason game.

Thomas isn't far removed from averaging a career-high 28.9 points per contest in 2016-17, and he was once among the Association's top reserve players. During the 2014-15 season, Thomas finished second in Sixth Man of the Year voting.

Thomas expected to miss 6-8 weeks after thumb surgery
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