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Kemba Walker to undergo knee surgery, could miss six weeks
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Kemba Walker to undergo knee surgery, could miss six weeks
Monday January 26th, 2015

Kemba Walker will undergo surgery on Wednesday for a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee, the Hornets announced Monday night. Walker had been debating undergoing the procedure that could sideline him for up to six weeks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

Walker, 24, has had issues with a cyst in the knee since he was in high school. He visited New York this week for a consultation with a knee specialist that was first reported by the Charlotte Observer. The specialist, Dr. David Altchek, will perform the surgery in New York. 

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Walker, currently in his fourth year, signed a four-year, $48 million extension with Charlotte prior to this season. So far this year, he has averaged 18.8 points, 5.2 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game, despite missing three of the team's last five games.

Walker is one of several Hornets players, including Marvin Williams and Bismack Biyombo, who have been limited by injury this season.

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Charlotte is 19-26 so far this year, and is currently eighth in the Eastern Conference. The team will play next against the Spurs (29-17) in San Antonio on Jan. 28 at 8:30 p.m. ET.

 
- Christopher Woody

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