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Joe Ingles
Joe Ingles
Position: F
Born: 10/02/87
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:216 lbs. / 98 kg.
Salary: $11,454,546
DN: So, it was the BS rumor that came out recently overseas about you possibly needing surgery for an injured finger, which you weren’t afraid to call me out about for also reporting, which I respect … Joe Ingles: It was a terrible rumor. (laughs) DN: (laughs) But how did that even get started? Was it a jammed finger or something? Joe Ingles: It’s funny because I don’t even know how that came out and that reporter is an Australian football and cricket reporter, so I don’t know how. I didn’t tell anyone. No one knew except my agent and obviously the Jazz but the only thing I can think of is the place I had an MRI and stuff to get it checked out. I don’t know if someone saw me or he saw me there and just assumed something but obviously with anything these days you get it checked out. I did that and then obviously the next thing was just to send it to the Jazz and speak to them, so it got blown out of proportion.
DN: So, it was nothing serious at all, right? And it wasn’t related to your finger injury you suffered earlier in the year either, right? Joe Ingles: Completely different hand, different finger. With basketball, as in any sport, you jam fingers, you do all this stuff and you just get them checked out, especially with it being summer you don’t want to be doing anything silly, so you’ve got time to recover. If something was bad, I’ve got time to recover and obviously with the World Cup coming up it was a quick fix and have a look at it and coincidentally I was coming here (to Utah) anyway so it’s worked out well. I’ll go see the hand guy just to see his opinion and I’ll obviously protect it. It was just a bad jam so I will protect it, but I don’t know how that leaked.
Utah Jazz star Joe Ingles could miss the FIBA Basketball World Cup, as he decides whether to have finger surgery or not. Sportsday’s Tom Morris is reporting that if Ingles is to have the surgery, he could miss the tournament in August. “My sources tell me that Joe Ingles, the Utah Jazz player, a very good Australian basketballer, is weighing up whether to have finger surgery,” he told 3AW’s Sportsday.