We knew that Kyle Korver would need ankle surgery this summer, after a scramble for a loose ball with Matthew Dellavedova of the Cavaliers during the Eastern Conference finals rendered him out for the remainder of the postseason.
Now comes word that Korver will need additional surgery, as well.
From the Hawks’ official release:
Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver is scheduled to have surgery tomorrow to remove loose bodies in his right elbow. The surgery will be performed at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City by Dr. David Altchek. A timeline for his recovery will be determined post-surgery.
Korver was at one point on pace to have the greatest shooting season in NBA history, and he’s on an extremely affordable contract which declines over the next two seasons.
Since this wasn’t an injury that affected him while the games were being played, it’s safe to expect that he’ll be back in time for the start of next season.