EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.— Nets point guard Sundiata Gaines has suffered a fractured right hip, Nets General Manager Billy King announced today.

Gaines was injured in the first quarter of Wednesday’s game at Cleveland. Gaines will be on crutches for six to eight weeks, after which time he will begin rehabilitation.

The 24-year old from University of Georgia has appeared in 10 games with the Nets this season, averaging 5.5 points and 2.5 assists in 14.6 minutes.

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