Knicks’ All-Star Guard Jalen Brunson Undergoes Hand Surgery

Jalen Brunson at the Empire State Building in November 2023
Jalen Brunson at the Empire State Building in November 2023. Photo by Adela Loconte/Shutterstock (14196994ar)

The New York Knicks announced on Wednesday that their All-Star guard Jalen Brunson underwent a hand surgery. Brunson is expected to be re-evaluated in six to eight weeks.

Brunson suffered a fractured hand in the third quarter of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Indiana Pacers. The Knicks went on to suffer a 130-109 and get eliminated from the playoffs. 

Jalen Brunson had his best season as a pro in 2023-24. He finished the regular season averaging a career-high 28.7 points and 6.7 assists per game while helping the Knicks get the No. 2 seed in the East with a 50-32 record.

Brunson was even better in the playoffs, where he averaged 32.4 points and 7.5 assists per game while having five games in which he scored at least 40 points. He also became just the fourth player in NBA playoffs history to have four consecutive games with 40 points or more.

The New York Knicks also shared that their veteran forward Bojan Bogdanovic had surgery on his wrist and would also be re-evaluated in six to eight weeks, like Brunson. Bogdanovic and Brunson join a long list of Knicks players who are recovering from surgeries. All-Star forward Julius Randle is recovering from shoulder surgery, while center Mitchell Robinson underwent ankle surgery earlier in May.