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.”