Sacramento Kings’ Willie Cauley-Stein exited last Thursday night’s Kings’ game late in the fourth quarter against the Boston Celtics in Mexico City due to a hand or finger injury.
Cauley-Stein was originally thought to have suffered a simple laceration to his hand. However, surgeons with similar expertise to hand surgeons Dr. Mark E. Pruzansky and Dr. Jason S. Pruzansky later determined that Cauley-Stein had sustained an open finger dislocation of his right index finger.
An open dislocation is a joint dislocation complicated by a wound extending from the skin down to the joint and requires emergent treatment.
The Kings expect Cauley-Stein to be off the court for four to six weeks.