Rivers Has Successful Surgery

Hornets News Release

Recovery expected to take four to six weeks

March 12, 2013

The New Orleans Hornets announced today that rookie guard Austin Rivers underwent successful surgery at Beth Israel Hospital in New York City to repair a fracture in the fourth metacarpal of his right hand. The surgery was performed by hand specialist Dr. Charles P Melone. Rivers is currently recovering from the surgery.

The 20-year-old Rivers, will return to New Orleans by the end of this week in order to begin his rehabilitation. The process is expected to take four to six weeks.