Robinson to seek second opinion, but surgery likely

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Robinson to seek second opinion, but surgery likely
July 17, 2014, 6:00 pm
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(Jim Taylor | TrailBlazers.com)

LAS VEGAS -- Thomas Robinson of the Portland Trail Blazers will seek a second opinion on his right thumb, which has a ligament tear.

Surgery is the likely scenario, we’re told, though a final decision has yet to be made.

If a surgical procedure is the path, he is expected to undergo surgery sometime next week, we’re told. It would be a simple procedure and a timetable of approximately six weeks is the recovery time for similar operations.

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Robinson, 23, sustained the injury in Tuesday’s 91-76 win over the Atlanta Hawks when he attempted to break his fall late in the third quarter. The injury couldn’t have occurred at a worse time as he and teammates were starting to find their rhythm offensively and defensively.

“I’m in good spirits, man,” Robinson told CSNNW.com on Thursday prior to the Trail Blazers losing 88-65 to the Hawks. “I’ll be back in no time. I’m good.”

In three Summer League games, Robinson averaged 13.7 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.3 steals.