The Brooklyn Nets announced Wednesday that rookie swingman Rondae Hollis-Jefferson will be sidelined for the next 8-10 weeks after undergoing surgery to repair the fractured posterior talus in his right ankle.

In 19 games (14 starts) this season, Hollis-Jefferson has put up averages of 5.2 points and 6.1 rebounds in 22.1 minutes per game.

From the press release:

Brooklyn Nets guard/forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson underwent successful surgery (Wednesday) morning at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan to repair the fractured posterior talus in his right ankle. The procedure was performed by Nets’ team physician Dr. Martin O’Malley, the Nets’ foot and ankle specialist.

 

Statement from Dr. Martin O’Malley:

 

“Rondae had surgery (Wednesday) morning to repair a fracture of the posterior talus in his right ankle. Two screws were inserted to repair the fracture. There was no other structural damage, and he is expected to make a complete recovery, with a timetable of his return to the court estimated at 8-10 weeks.”