Bobcats Guard Gerald Henderson Medical Update

Bobcats Guard Gerald Henderson Medical Update

May 10, 2011 - Update 11:01 p.m.

Gerald Henderson got out of surgery around 10:30 pm (ET)/8:30 (MT) and is doing fine. He will be on crutches for the first eight weeks. He will start physical therapy Wednesday morning. Still looking at a 4-6 month recovery.

May 10, 2011 - 1:00 p.m.

Charlotte Bobcats guard Gerald Henderson will undergo surgery on his left hip today to repair a torn labrum due to a congenital issue that is causing an impingement. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Marc Philippon at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado.

“Gerald had some knee tendinitis issues this season, and the doctors have told us that fixing this congenital defect in his hip should alleviate those problems,” said Bobcats General Manager Rod Higgins. “The doctors also feel that addressing the hip issue now will help prevent the possibility of further damage in the future.”

Henderson’s recovery is estimated to take 4-6 months and he is expected to fully participate in training camp prior to the 2011-12 season.

Henderson averaged 9.6 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists last season. He scored in double figures in 22 of his last 28 games, averaging 14.7 points per game during the stretch.