The injury bug has once again bitten former University of Kentucky star Malik Monk.
A day after the Ex-Cat scored 23 points on 9-of-16 shooting to lead Charlotte to an 88-87 win over Oklahoma City in the NBA Las Vegas Summer League, the Hornets announced Monk will miss the remainder of Summer League with a fractured right thumb.
The Charlotte Observer's Rick Bonnell first reported the news on Saturday.
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Monk reportedly sustained the injury toward the end of Friday's win, in which he also had two assists and two steals in 27 minutes.
"It's tough. He played so well yesterday," Hornets Coach James Borrego told the Charlotte Observer after Saturday's practice. "We're not going to let this deter us. It' a little setback right now. He'll be in the gym and we'll continue to work on (dribbling with) his left hand."
Team officials said Monk will be reevaluated in 6-8 weeks.
Monk missed all of last year's Summer League as well as several regular-season games because of a sprained ankle he suffered before the 2017 NBA Draft. He was drafted No. 11 overall by the Hornets and appeared in 63 games as a rookie, averaging 6.7 points and 13.6 minutes per game.