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.
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.
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