According to a Phoenix Suns press release, second-year center Alex Len is sidelined with a fracture of the right hand fifth finger and will be re-evaluated next Wednesday, Oct. 15. This is the same finger Len broke in his first game of the Suns Vegas Summer League.
We don't know yet how the injury happened.
On NBA TV's "Real Training Camp" show, GM Ryan McDonough indicated that Len would hopefully only be out of action of a week or so. That, of course, is subject to change.
Len had reportedly been looking good in early camp practices and the Suns were optimistic about his ability to contribute this season. He'll need to find a way to avoid hurting himself repeatedly for that to happen.
UPDATE: Here's how it happened. No jerseys involved.
#Suns Len said he got hit---by Tyler Ennis---on the finger going up for a dunk, "It was an and-1; and I didn't get the call."— Craig Grialou (@CraigAZSports) October 7, 2014