The Golden State Warriors announced Thursday that rookie forward Kevon Looney will be sidelined for four-to-six months after undergoing right hip surgery.
Looney, 19, was the 30th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.
In six games with the Warriors 2015 NBA Summer League team in Las Vegas this July, the big fella averaged 9.3 points and 7.2 rebounds.
From the press release:
Golden State Warriors forward Kevon Looney underwent a successful right hip arthroscopy this morning to repair a torn labrum, the team announced today. The procedure was performed by renowned Steadman Clinic orthopaedic surgeon and hip specialist Dr. Marc Philippon at the Vail Valley Surgery Center in Vail, Colorado.
Looney will begin rehabilitation from the surgery immediately and is expected to be out a minimum of four-to-six months before returning to basketball activity.
“Kevon has his entire NBA career ahead of him and we felt that, in consultation with our medical staff, Kevon and his representatives, it was best to address the issue now,” said Warriors General Manager Bob Myers. “He will have our complete support throughout the rehabilitation process and we are confident he will make a full recovery.”