Washington Wizards guard Isaiah Thomas underwent thumb surgery and is expected to miss six to eight weeks. The team says Thomas ruptured the radial collateral ligament in his left thumb during routine workouts Monday and had surgery Wednesday. General manager Tommy Sheppard said the team expects the 30-year-old Thomas to make a full recovery.
Thomas signed with Washington as a free agent July 6 after spending last season with the Denver Nuggets. Thomas has averaged 18.6 points and 5.1 assists a game during his eight-year NBA career.