Kemba Walker has knee surgery, expected to return to workouts by July


It doesn’t sound major, but it’s something to keep an eye upon.

Charlotte’s Mr. Everything Kemba Walker had surgery had surgery on his left knee this week, the Hornets announced Wednesday. From the official press release:

The Charlotte Hornets announced today that guard Kemba Walker underwent a successful minor arthroscopic procedure on his left knee. Typical recovery time for Walker’s procedure is approximately six weeks.

This was supposed to be something minor to clean up/maintenance thing. It’s a fairly standard offseason procedure for players, and it shouldn’t impact him come training camp in the fall.

The Hornets will go into the offseason looking to get Walker some help as a shot creator, both through the No. 11 pick and free agency. They will not get better if it’s another season of Kemba vs. the world.