Netease Sports reported on October 16:
"During the training yesterday afternoon, He Tianju accidentally injured his right index finger. At that time, the team doctor bandaged him and fixed him. After returning to the hotel, he asked the alliance to arrange a special car to send Xiaohe to the alliance designated hospital. After examination, he was diagnosed with his right index finger. Fracture. The coaching staff decided after consulting the team doctor to let He Tianju return to Shenyang for treatment and rehabilitation." The Liaoning Men’s Basketball official Wei wrote.
Yesterday, some media said that He Tianju would be recuperating for a long time due to a finger injury.
In the 2019-20 season, He Tianju played in 42 regular season games on behalf of Liaoning, averaging 19.3 minutes per game, averaging 8.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and 0.6 assists. He played 6 games in the playoffs, averaging 27.5 minutes per game, averaging 6.7 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1 assist.