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Utah Jazz’s Joe Ingles expected to be 'good' for FIBA Basketball World Cup despite reportedly mulling finger surgery

Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles talks to the media at Zions Bank Basketball Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, April 25, 2019. Utah's season ended with Wednesday's loss to Houston in the first round of the NBA playoffs.
Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles talks to members of the media at the Zions Bank Basketball Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, April 25, 2019. The Utah Jazz season ended with Wednesday's loss to Houston in the playoffs.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — During a Nov. 5, 2018, game against the Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz sharpshooter Joe Ingles dislocated his middle finger with 6:17 left, and did not return to action at Vivint Arena.

The left-handed Australian didn’t miss a beat afterwards, though, as his iron man streak continued still playing all 82 games for the third consecutive season even while battling the injury.

Now, reports are surfacing overseas that Ingles could have surgery on the finger and could miss the FIBA Basketball World Cup with the Australian national team, according to Sportsday’s Tom Morris.

However, a Deseret News source from Ingles’ camp confirmed Thursday morning that they “think he’s gonna be good.”

Ingles is coming off a career-best season in which he averaged 12.1 points and 5.7 assists while starting all 82 games for the Jazz during their 50-win season.

World Cup games will go from Aug. 31-Sept. 15.