Hornets Rookie Noah Vonleh Undergoes Sports Hernia Surgery

by September 03, 2014

The Charlotte Hornets announced Tuesday that first-round draft pick Noah Vonleh underwent successful surgery to repair a sports hernia.

Vonleh is expected to be out for 6-8 weeks. From the press release:

Charlotte Hornets forward Noah Vonleh underwent successful surgery today to repair a sports hernia suffered in a recent workout. The surgery was performed in Charlotte by Dr. B. Todd Henneford. Vonleh is expected to miss approximately 6-8 weeks.


The ninth overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Vonleh was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year and Third Team All-Big Ten in 2013-14 at Indiana University after averaging 11.3 points, a Big Ten-high 9.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 26.5 minutes per game.