Hawks’ Onyeka Okongwu undergoes major shoulder surgery

Atlanta Hawks forward/center Onyeka Okongwu underwent surgery yesterday in Los Angeles to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Dr. Neal ElAttrache of Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic performed the surgery.

Okongwu will now enter a period of rest and rehabilitation and is expected by the team to make a full recovery in approximately six months.

As a rookie last season, Okongwu averaged 4.6 points in 12.0 minutes per game.

Per ESPN.com, “Okongwu’s role grew as the season wore on for the Hawks, but a lingering injury beginning in May resulted in the need for the procedure.”

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