Hornets Forward Cody Zeller Undergoes Successful Surgery

Cody Zeller
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by Quinton Wash

April 22, 2015 – Charlotte Hornets forward Cody Zeller underwent successful surgery today to repair a tendon in his right shoulder, as well as remove a bone spur and scar tissue. The procedure was completed by Hornets Team Physician Dr. Marcus Cook at Novant Orthopedic Hospital in Charlotte. Zeller's recovery time is expected to be approximately three months.

Zeller averaged career bests in points (7.6), rebounds (5.8), assists (1.6) and minutes (24.0) in 62 games, including 46 starts, during the 2014-15 season. Zeller participated in the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend.  He started for the USA team, scoring 12 points on 6-7 shooting and grabbing four rebounds in 20 minutes played. On Jan. 5, he scored a then-career-high 20 points on 8-8 shooting from the field and 4-4 from the free-throw line against the Celtics, becoming just the fourth player in Charlotte NBA history to not miss a shot from either the field or free-throw line when attempting at least five field goals and at least four free throws.  Zeller missed 19 of the final 20 games of the season with right shoulder injuries.

Hornets Sports & Entertainment owns the Charlotte Hornets and operates Charlotte’s Time Warner Cable Arena.  The Charlotte Hornets are a member of the NBA’s Southeast Division.  Owned by NBA Legend Michael Jordan, the Hornets organization strives to deliver a relentless attack on the court, an unmatched experience in the stands and a positive impact throughout the community.  The name of the city’s original NBA team from 1988-2002, the Hornets moniker returned to Charlotte in May 2014, uniting the rich history of NBA basketball in the Carolinas.  Time Warner Cable Arena is the premier destination for sports and entertainment in the Carolinas, hosting over 150 sporting events, concerts and family shows annually. For more information, please visit hornets.com or timewarnercablearena.com. 

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