Dr. Asif Ilyas performs hand surgery on Robert Covington: 3 insights

Annette Crawford
May 18, 2018

He didn't miss any time after suffering the finger injury this season.

Robert Covington suffered an injury to the extensor tendon in the middle finger of his left hand at the end of December he recently had surgery to fix the issue.

After finishing out the 2017-2018 National Basketball Association regular season with a solid 36.9 three-point percentage, Robert Covington, the player once affectionately known as Big Shot Bob, seemingly lost his touch from beyond the arc in the Sixers playoff series against the Boston Celtics, and only connected on 15 of his 48 shots from outside for an atrocious 31.3 completion percentage. He is able to use his hand immediately and will where a splint while recovering. He averaged 12.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game.


Per the official announcement from the team, the procedure was to fix the extensor tendon in Covington's left middle finger.

Mr. Covington suffered the tendon injury December 28, 2017 in Portland.

The 27-year-old struggled in the postseason with 8.1 points per contest, and he shot only 32.5 percent in 10 games against the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics.

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