Detroit Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey will miss several weeks after suffering a broken thumb this week.
Stuckey, 27, will miss at least six weeks following surgery, which is scheduled for this Friday.
Last season, Stuckey averaged 11.5 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 3.6 SPG over the course of 76 games with the Pistons. He was projected as the back-up to guard Chauncey Billups, who will start alongside point guard Brandon Jennings in the front court for Detroit this season.
The Pistons finished 29-53 last season, ahead of only the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Central Division. The team is expected to finish in the middle-to-lower half of their division again this season with a lack of established talent on the roster.