McConnell underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a torn ligament in his right wrist and is expected to miss several months, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

McConnell was initially diagnosed with right wrist soreness after exiting the Pacers' Dec. 1 game against the Hawks, only for head coach Rick Carlisle to acknowledge two days later that the point guard was sporting a cast and on track to miss multiple weeks. With further tests detecting ligament damage in his wrist, McConnell was forced to go under the knife to address the injury. With McConnell seemingly at risk until being sidelined around the All-Star break, he's tough to justify holding outside of deeper redraft leagues. Brad Wanamaker will likely be locked in as the Pacers' backup point guard behind starter Malcolm Brogdon for the duration of McConnell's absence.

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