Jazz guard Alec Burks underwent a successful arthroscopic procedure earlier today to debride his left ankle, the team announced. The player will return to Salt Lake City to begin his rehabilitation and will remain out of action indefinitely, per the release. Utah will provide further updates when new information is known.
This is the same ankle that he underwent surgery on back in June. He was expected to be ready for the start of training camp, but didn’t play during the preseason nor in the team’s first three regular season contests. The 25-year-old averaged 13.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in just 31 appearances last season.
Burks, who still has three years and approximately $32.53MM remaining on the extension he inked in 2014, has struggled with injuries during his brief NBA career, also missing 55 games in 2014/15 due to shoulder woes.