Nikola Pekovic

Wolves center Nikola Pekovic has decided to have postseason surgery to remove bone spurs from his right ankle.

He has not decided when he will have the surgery or who will perform it. But his plans are to return home to Europe for two weeks immediately after the season ends before returning to the United States to have the surgery. Pekovic said he will split his rehab between here and Europe.

Until then, Pekovic said, he will finish this season playing in the Wolves’ final games. He had 10 points and four rebounds Monday in a 111-88 loss to Indiana.

“It’s something that will help me to be healthy next season,” he said. “It will help me and my team and everything. I know without that trouble, I’ll be more calm, not thinking about it. And hopefully, not miss any games.”

– Reported by Kent Youngblood of the Minneapolis Star Tribune