Covington undergoes surgery to fix tendon in left hand

Robert Covington

Robert Covington suffered an injury to the extensor tendon in the middle finger of his left hand at the end of December he recently had surgery to fix the issue. By comparison, Cov only made roughly 2.15 of his nearly 6.5 three-point attempts a game in the four months after his December 28th injury for a much less impressive sub-34 shooting percentage.

Covington is able to use the hand immediately but will wear a splint on the finger to ensure proper recovery. He will be reevaluated in two to three weeks to determine "his readiness to resume basketball activities", according to a release from the Sixers. Though listed as doubtful for the next game on December 30 at Denver, he returned to play and did not miss a game for the rest of the season.

Covington has been a steady performer for the Sixers, averaging at least 12.6 points per game in each of the past four seasons.


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