Hornets’ Kemba Walker undergoes surgery for torn meniscus

Monday May 9th, 2016

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Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker underwent surgery on Monday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, the team announced.

Walker will be able to return to basketball activity in July.

Walker played in 81 games for the Hornets during the regular season, averaging a career-high 20.9 points per game in addition to 5.2 assists and 4.4 rebounds. He played in all seven games of Charlotte’s first-round series against the Miami Heat, averaging 22.7 points on 36.6% shooting.

Walker is signed with the Hornets through 2019, and is owed $12 million next season.

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The Hornets selected Walker with the No. 9 pick in the 2011 NBA draft.

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