Friday , Jan , 06 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Hughes’ finger surgery successful

Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) – Cleveland Cavaliers guard Larry Hughes
underwent successful surgery on his fractured right finger Friday morning.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Jeffrey Lawton at the Cleveland clinic.
Hughes is expected to remain sidelined for about eight weeks.

Hughes underwent further examinations on Wednesday morning when the fracture
was found. He originally hurt the finger during the preseason, but started 28
games for Cleveland.

The 26-year-old Hughes is the Cavs’ second-leading scorer, averaging 16.2
points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists a game.