Thomas Robinson has thumb surgery, expected back by training camp

Thomas Robinson is going to have to keep that hand away from trouble.
Thomas Robinson is going to have to keep that hand away from trouble. (USATSI)

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Portland Trail Blazers forward Thomas Robinson had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb, the team announced on Tuesday. He suffered the injury in the third game of summer league, and had to miss the rest of Portland's games in Vegas.

Robinson averaged 13.7 points, 8.7 rebounds and shot 50 percent from the field in his brief stint at summer league. He's expected to be fine by the start of training camp.

He does not appear to be concerned:

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