Hornets’ Monk doesn’t have fractured thumb

Charlotte Hornets guard Malik Monk doesn’t have a fractured right thumb and is now being listed as day-to-day.

After originally being diagnosed as a right thumb fracture in Las Vegas, Monk’s images were further reviewed by the Hornets team physicians and it has been determined that his thumb is not fractured.

The injury happened at the end of the Hornets’ Summer League opener in Las Vegas on Friday against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Monk slapped down on the ball in the final three seconds.

Monk was drafted by the Hornets with the 11th overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft. He appeared in 63 games during his rookie season and averaged 6.7 points, 1.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists, shooting 36.0 percent from the field and 34.2 percent from three.

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