NBA Player Breaks Arm Punching Chair

The Thunder's Enes Kanter could be out 2 months
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 27, 2017 1:40 PM CST
Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter, right, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers center Marreese Speights defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

(Newser) – The Oklahoma City Thunder's Enes Kanter is likely out six to eight weeks with a fractured forearm—which he got when he punched a chair, USA Today reports. The Thunder were playing the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday when a frustrated Kanter punched a chair on the sidelines during a timeout. (Video here.) The chair hit back, and Kanter quickly headed to the locker room, where an X-ray confirmed the fracture. "It's tough, man, especially to do it the way he did it," Thunder star Russell Westbrook tells ESPN. The loss of Kanter is big for the Thunder; he was the team's third-leading scorer and the leader of its second unit. (Read more NBA stories.)

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