MILWAUKEE -- Cleveland guard Larry Hughes will miss the next
six to eight weeks with a broken finger.
Cavaliers general manager Danny Ferry said that one or two
screws would be inserted in the joint area of Hughes' right long
finger to close the fracture. The surgery will be done in Cleveland
later this week.
"We've done tests on the injury all year," Ferry said. "It
just started to flare up. We're anxious to get him back at 100
The 26-year-old guard, who signed with Cleveland before the
start of the season, is the team's second-leading scorer, averaging
16.2 points and 3.9 assists.
He started the first 28 games for the Cavaliers before missing
Wednesday night's game at Milwaukee. Damon Jones started in Hughes'