Omaha, NE, United States (4E Sports) – Creighton expects playmaker Austin Chatman to return to action in two months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb.
The team said Chatman went under the knife to reattach the radial collateral ligament in his right thumb.
Chatman’s activity will be limited to some conditioning and drills while wearing a cast, which is expected to be needed for two months.
Despite the minor setback, Chatman is expected to be back well before the Bluejays open the 2014-15 regular season on Nov. 14 against Central Arkansas.
Chatman sustained the injury while playing in the summer league several weeks ago. He continued to play and participate in team workouts, and it was decided surgery was necessary when the injury didn’t improve.
Chatman led the Bluejays in assists (4.4 per game) last season while scoring 8.1 points, third on the team.