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Hawks' Onyeka Okongwu undergoes surgery to repair torn labrum

The Hawks expect the 20-year-old forward-center to make a full recovery in approximately six months.

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Onyeka Okongwu played in 18 playoff games for the Hawks during the 2021 postseason and averaged 9.2 minutes.

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks forward-center Onyeka Okongwu had surgery Wednesday night in Los Angeles to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

The team said Dr. Neal ElAttrache of Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic performed the surgery. Okongwu is expected to be fully recovered in about six months.

Selected sixth overall after one season at Southern California, Okongwu averaged 4.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 12.0 minutes as a rookie in 50 regular-season games. In 18 playoff games, he averaged 2.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 9.2 minutes.