Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced that Nemanja Bjelica underwent successful surgery this afternoon to repair a fractured navicular bone in his left foot. The surgery was performed at Hospital For Special Surgery in New York by Dr. Martin O’Malley in collaboration with Timberwolves Team Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Diane Dahm of Mayo Clinic. As previously stated, Bjelica will miss the remainder of the season. Further updates as to Bjelica’s progress will be issued when more information becomes available.
Bjelica’s injury occurred during the second quarter of Minnesota’s 117-104 loss to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, March 15.
Appearing in 65 games this season, Bjelica registered averages of 6.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 18.3 minutes per contest. The 6-10 forward owns career averages of 5.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 125 career games over two seasons with Minnesota.