New Jersey Nets point guard Sundiata Gaines will be out of action for several weeks after fracturing his right hip.
General manager Billy King said Thursday that Gaines was injured in the first quarter of Wednesday’s game at Cleveland.
Gaines will be on crutches for six to eight weeks and will then start a rehab program.
The 24-year-old out of Georgia has appeared in 10 games with the Nets this season, averaging 5.5 points and 2.5 assists in 14.6 minutes. He had just signed a multi-year contract with the team last weekend after playing for them on two 10-day contracts.