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What does the future hold for Jusuf Nurkic?

Portland Tribune reports on the recent injury to Portland Trail Blazers’ Jusuf Nurkic, who underwent successful surgery to repair a compound fracture of the tibia and fibula in his left leg.

William M. Ricci, MD, chief of Orthopedic Trauma at HSS, who has not treated Nurkic, remarks that the injury is of moderate seriousness. "Any time the bone comes through the skin, it increases the severity. The reason for that is when the bone comes through skin, it increases the risk of infection and delayed healing," he says.

Dr. Ricci estimates that it will be a couple of months before Nurkic can step back on the court. "The healing process will take several months. He'll do muscle-strengthening and range-of-motion exercises, and the last step would be getting his leg and body used to impact loading, where you jump up and down. That would typically be six months down the road before he's ready to jump up and down on it."

Read the full article at PamplinMedia.com.