It's been a pretty crazy NBA career so far for the Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks . The #12 lotto pick did not play much during his first few seasons because #soggycookies. He had a very impressive season when he finally got a chance to play (somehow starting games at point guard before starting games at shooting guard, because #coaching). Sadly, he suffered an injury abbreviated 2014-2015 season where he would play in only 27 games. After surgery, rehab, and signing a rookie extension contract for seven figures we were all hoping for big things this last season. Sadly, he got hurt again in 2015-2016, got injured, had surgery, worked his way back to finish the season on the active roster -- but only played in 31 games.
The Utah Jazz announced today that he had surgery again, and it was a success.
Alec Burks Injury Update— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) June 8, 2016
Details: https://t.co/sw65lLfgPf pic.twitter.com/Gj2IY11JAr
SALT LAKE CITY (June 8, 2016) - The following is a medical update on Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks:
Burks underwent successful arthroscopic surgery Tuesday to clean out debris from his left knee and ankle.
The outpatient procedure was performed in Salt Lake City by Jazz head orthopaedic team physician Dr. Travis Maak, and ankle and foot specialist Dr. Charles L. Saltzman, the chair of the department of orthopaedics at University of Utah Health Care.
Burks is expected to be ready prior to the start of 2016-17 Jazz training camp.
The fifth-year guard averaged 13.3 points on a career-best 40.5 percent three-point shooting, with 3.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 25.7 minutes per game during the 2015-16 season. He was originally selected by the Jazz in the first round (12th overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft.
That surgery was yesterday. Today it appears he just got in a car accident.
.@austinhorton is telling us how a car driving Alec Burks was just sideswiped in a hit-and-run accident by the Jazz practice facility.— Jody Genessy (@DJJazzyJody) June 8, 2016
Not a giant accident..wouldn't even call it a collision..but left a 1-2 foot scrape along the passenger door https://t.co/16RM3Ye4Bz— Austin Horton (@austinhorton) June 8, 2016
I really hope that whatever mirror Alec broke 7 years ago has had it's curse wear out now. For our sake, if not also for the present and future of the Jazz.