Alec Burks Injury: Updates on Jazz Star's Shoulder and Return

Matt Fitzgerald@@MattFitz_geraldCorrespondent IIIDecember 28, 2014

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Alec Burks has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2014-15 season after undergoing shoulder surgery. 

Continue for updates.

Burks to Miss Rest of Season With Shoulder Injury 

Tuesday, Dec. 30

The Utah Jazz confirm that guard Alec Burks will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery: 

After examination by the Utah Jazz medical staff it has been decided that Alec Burks will undergo a surgical repair on his injured left shoulder.  The procedure will be performed by Jazz head orthopaedic team physician, Dr. Travis Maak, on Wednesday, Dec. 31 at the University of Utah.  As a result, Burks will miss the remainder of the 2014-15 season.  He is expected to be ready for the start of 2015 Jazz training camp. 

“Alec's long-term health has been our top priority throughout this process, and although it is unfortunate that we will be without his services on the court the rest of this season, we commend Alec's commitment and continued effort to play through considerable pain to this point,” said Jazz General Manager Dennis Lindsey.  “After continued consultation with our medical staff, Alec and his representation, we have unanimously agreed that it would be most prudent for Alec to have this procedure performed now in order to ensure that he will be healthy and ready for the start of next season.” 

Burks To Miss Clippers Game After Sitting Out vs. Sixers

Sunday, Dec. 28

Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks has been ruled out for Monday's road game against the Los Angeles Clippers with a shoulder injury.

The Jazz's official Twitter account reported the news on Sunday:  

Utah Jazz @utahjazz

.@AlecBurks10 (left shoulder) will travel with the team to L.A. but is OUT of Monday night’s game at @LAClippers. #UTAatLAC

Burks also missed Saturday's contest with Philadelphia due to the ailment.

Burks has settled into a solid starting role in 2014-15, averaging 13.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and three assists per contest.

Utah still managed to win in its most recent outing against Philadelphia without Burks in the lineup, but can't expect to improve a lot upon its 10-20 record if he misses any more significant time.


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