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Cleveland Cavaliers F Larry Nance Jr. to miss six weeks after undergoing surgery on broken hand

Nance broke the fourth metacarpal in his hand during Saturday night's loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.
Credit: AP
In this Feb. 12, 2020 photo Cleveland Cavaliers' Larry Nance Jr. drives against the Atlanta Hawks in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Cleveland. Nance Jr. couldn't wait to get back on the floor. After being cooped up for nearly two months because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cavaliers forward was grateful to work out at the team's facility last week. “This is the longest I haven’t played a game of basketball in my entire life,” he said Tuesday, May 12, 2020 on a Zoom conference call. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — Cleveland Cavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr. is expected to miss the next six weeks with a broken left hand.

On Monday, the Cavs announced that Nance underwent surgery to repair the fourth metacarpal bone in his left hand. He suffered the injury on Saturday night during the Cavaliers' loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.

"Out of surgery...all went well! See you guys hopefully sooner rather than later!" Nance wrote on Twitter on Monday.

The loss of Nance is a setback for the Cavs, who have been one of the NBA's biggest surprises this season but are in the midst of a challenging stretch. Cleveland has lost three straight, five of six and will begin a five-game road trip Monday in Phoenix.