The Oklahoma City Thunder made the trip to Istanbul, Turkey this weekend to kick off their preseason on Saturday morning against Fenerbahce Ulker. During the first half of the preseason opener, starting center Kendrick Perkins suffered a hand injury.
Perkins went up for a rebound when he suffered a dislocated finger.
To show off his toughness, Perkins did everything he could to re-set the finger. It was an honest effort by Perkins, but he wasn’t able to get the finger back in place. As a result, he was unable to start the second half and rookie Steven Adams got the action in his place.
Oklahoma City is already without star guard Russell Westbrook for the early part of the season, so they can ill-afford to lose another starter.
The good news is that the dislocated finger should not keep Perkins out for a significant amount of time.
To see the video of Perkins’ injury and his attempt to fix the issue himself, check out the video below: