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Nets' Hollis-Jefferson out 8-10 weeks after ankle surgery

POSTED: Dec 9, 2015 12:37 PM ET

Official release

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— Brooklyn Nets guard/forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson underwent successful surgery this morning at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan to repair the fractured posterior talus in his right ankle. The procedure was performed by Nets' team physician Dr. Martin O'Malley, the Nets' foot and ankle specialist.

Statement from Dr. Martin O'Malley: "Rondae had surgery this morning to repair a fracture of the posterior talus in his right ankle. Two screws were inserted to repair the fracture. There was no other structural damage, and he is expected to make a complete recovery, with a timetable of his return to the court estimated at 8-10 weeks."

In 19 games (14 starts) this season, Hollis-Jefferson has averaged 5.2 points, 6.1 rebounds (fourth among qualifying rookies), 1.4 assists and 1.4 steals (first among qualifying rookies) in 22.1 minutes per game. He's scored in double figures three times, recorded double digit rebounds five times and is the only rookie in the league to register a five-steal game (he's posted two such games).