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.
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.
An @emoryhealthcare injury update:
Onyeka Okongwu underwent surgery earlier tonight to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Okongwu will now enter a period of rest and rehabilitation and is expected to make a full recovery in approximately six months. pic.twitter.com/kaxqw4n0ld
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) July 22, 2021
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.