Cleveland Cavaliers starting guard JR Smith will undergo surgery to repair a fractured right thumb suffered during Tuesday’s overtime win over the Milwaukee Bucks, the team announced on Wednesday. The Cavs said treatment and a return-to-play timeline will be established following the surgery. The recovery time from such an injury is usually 4-6 weeks.
Smith left the game late in the second quarter of the 114-108 win in Milwaukee with the thumb injury. He travelled back to Cleveland with the team and was re-evaluated on Wednesday before the Cavaliers host the Bucks on the second night of a back-to-back. Smith, 31, signed a four-year, $57 million extension in the offseason after the Cavs’ NBA championship triumph.
KOBE Bryant welcomes third daughter
Former Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, shared a first picture of their third daughter, Bianka, on Twitter on Wednesday.
“@vanessabryant and I are beyond excited to welcome our newest baby girl, Bianka!!” Bryant tweeted on Wednesday, with a picture of the sleeping infant, born earlier this month, bundled in pink. “”#BabyBlessing #SweetBaby #AnotherAngel.”
Vanessa added, “Kobe and I are beyond excited to welcome our newest baby girl, Bianka!!!”
Bianka is the couple’s third daughter, joining big sisters Natalia, 13, and Gianna, 10, in the family.