Cody Zeller Undergoes Right Shoulder Surgery

by April 23, 2015

The Charlotte Hornets announced Wednesday that forward Cody Zeller had successful surgery to repair a tendon in his right shoulder, and the operation was also to emove a bone spur and scar tissue.

The big guy should out of action for the next three months.

From the press release:

Zeller averaged career bests in points (7.6), rebounds (5.8), assists (1.6) and minutes (24.0) in 62 games, including 46 starts, during the 2014-15 season.


Zeller participated in the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend. He started for the USA team, scoring 12 points on 6-7 shooting and grabbing four rebounds in 20 minutes played. On Jan. 5, he scored a then-career-high 20 points on 8-8 shooting from the field and 4-4 from the free-throw line against the Celtics, becoming just the fourth player in Charlotte NBA history to not miss a shot from either the field or free-throw line when attempting at least five field goals and at least four free throws. Zeller missed 19 of the final 20 games of the season with right shoulder injuries.