Posted Apr 3, 2013 7:30 PM
ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta Hawks center Zaza Pachulia will miss the remainder of the season after having surgery to repair his sore right Achilles.
Wednesday's surgery was performed by Dr. Robert Anderson at Mercy Hospital in Charlotte, N.C. The expected recovery time is approximately six months.
The Hawks, who have already secured a spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs, have lost another top backup. The team already lost guard Lou Williams to a season-ending knee injury.
In 52 games this season, including 15 starts, Pachulia averaged 5.9 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 21.8 minutes. He is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.
|The Daily Zap|
The Blazers top the Thunder, Hawks sink the Clippers and smoke in Mexico City headline Wednesday's action in the NBA.
|Wednesday's Top 10|
Three Hawks players land in Wednesday's Top 10.
|Steal of the Night - Trey Burke|
Trey Burke gets the steal and outlets to Richard Jefferson who finishes with the reverse layup.
|Assist of the Night - Brandon Jennings|
Brandon Jennings makes the fancy over-the-shoulder pass to Greg Monroe for the finish.
|Block of the Night - Wilson Chandler|
Wilson Chandler hustles back for a great chase-down block on Dion Waiters at the rim.