Nikola Pekovic to Undergo Season-Ending Achilles Surgery

by April 03, 2015

With Nikola Pekovic already out for the remainder of the season, the Minnesota Timberwolves announced Thursday that the big fella will go under the knife to repair his right Achilles.

Pek only suited up in 31 games this season, and the same injury limited him to just 54 games last season.

Per the Star Tribune:

Flip Saunders the other day ruled Pekovic out for the rest of the season and before Wednesday’s game said, “We’ve got to do something. We’re not just going to sit there. We tried different ways to let it heal, trying to be as proactive as we can…We have to re-evaluate what we do with him. He’s constantly seeing doctors the last three weeks. We’ll see where it takes us.”


The Wolves owe Pekovic nearly $36 million over the next three years beyond this one on a five-year contract he signed in summer 2013.