Kendrick Perkins Underwent Hip Surgery

by July 13, 2012

The OKC Thunder consider the right hip injury Kendrick Perkins was dealing with a minor one, but the big fella did undergo surgery yesterday to repair the problem. Reports the Oklahoman: “Perkins had said just after the season that the injury would not require surgery. But after a recent exam, it became clear that Perkins would need surgery to correct what team officials labeled a minor issue. Perkins will miss three to four weeks of basketball activities while healing from surgery. The injury, which the team listed as a right hip strain, occurred on May 5, late in the first quarter of Game 4 of the Thunder’s first-round playoff series against Dallas. After spending nine days listed as day-to-day, Perkins reinjured himself on May 14 while attempting a dunk in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Los Angeles Lakers. Perkins played through pain at various points throughout the playoffs, but after the Thunder was eliminated in the NBA Finals he said the injury ‘hasn’t bothered me since about the Lakers series.'”