Trey Burke's right index finger is still taped to his middle finger after breaking it in preseason, and there are times his ankle is planted firmly in a bucket of ice and water.
But since coming back after a 12-game absence at the start of the season, Burke has been able to avoid the injury bug. That's becoming increasingly rare for point guards this season.
"It's really tough," Burke said of the position Friday, within hours of Phoenix's Eric Bledsoe having knee surgery and New Orleans' Jrue Holiday being ruled out indefinitely with a stress fracture. "You can't take any nights off. With 82 games a season, back-to-backs, you're on the road as much as we are, we have to take care of our bodies. And sometimes, even if you do take care of your body, you have those nagging injuries or sometimes those severe injuries. It's just the name of the game."