Jonas Valanciunas, the Toronto Raptors Center, will lose at least four weeks after surgery on the left thumb, which the team announced on Thursday.
The surgery was performed at the Stanford Medical Center in Palo Alto, California, by Dr. Jeffrey Yao, specialist surgery in hand, wrist and penelin.
After the Raptors swept the series of season by the Warriors on Wednesday, Kevin Durant emphasized that only a young team was coming up. "They're here," he said.
Valanciunas will be in cast for four weeks, and then its status will be re-inspected.
The injury occurred in the second quarter of Wednesday to win over Golden State Warriors. Valanciunas was posting Draymond Green when, as he turned to move, Green greased in the ball and hit on the hand.
The backup center drops to the ground immediately, and then it was caught up with visible pain. The coach spent a time working on it along the bench before he escorted the center to the room.
Valanciunas is an average of 12.8 points and 7.2 resumes the game for the Raptors, with the best record in the NBA in 23-7.
Tim Bontemps contributed ESPN to this report.