Dante Exum Underwent Left Knee Surgery

The Utah Jazz announced Thursday night that second-year guard Dante Exum had successful surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee.

Exum, 20, was hurt this summer while playing for Australia.

Not timetable has been established for his return to action.

From the press release:

The surgery was performed in Los Angeles by Dr. Neal S. ElAttrache of Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic following consultations with Jazz physician Dr. Travis Maak and University of Utah Health Care as well as Dr. Brian Cole of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in Chicago. Jazz head athletic trainer Brian Zettler accompanied Exum.


Once he is cleared to travel, Exum will return to Salt Lake City to begin his rehabilitation. He suffered the injury on Aug. 4 while competing for the Australian National Team in a game against the Slovenian National Team in Ljubljana, Slovenia.


A timeline for his return to activity will be established at a later date, and further updates will be provided when appropriate.