Sixers talent Robert Covington undergoes surgery in left middle finger

Robert Covington

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Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Asif Ilyas, MD, successfully performed surgery to fix the extensor tendon in Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington's left middle finger.

The successful minor procedure means Covington will wear a splint on the finger, but he can begin using his hand immediately. He averaged 12.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game.

Covington injured the finger in the third quarter of a 114-110 loss at Portland on December 28.

Covington had a really nice regular season for the Sixers, playing in 80 games.

For better or for worse, Covington was in the latter category for the Sixers in 2018.

Per the official announcement from the team, the procedure was to fix the extensor tendon in Covington's left middle finger.

The 27-year-old struggled in the postseason with 8.1 points per contest, and he shot only 32.5 percent in 10 games against the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics.

But now, with the injury professionally repaired, hopefully Covington will be able to rebound from his second-half struggles and return to his previous sharp shooting form for the 2018-2019 National Basketball Association season.

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