Pekovic Undergoes Successful Surgery

by Mark Remme
Web Editor

Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic underwent successful surgery today to remove bone spurs in his right ankle.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Martin O'Malley at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Pekovic missed eight games during the 2011-12 season due to the bones spurs.

Pekovic appeared in 47 games for the Wolves this past season, averaging 13.9 points and 7.4 rebounds. He was 2nd in the NBA in field goal percentage at .564 and 18th with 181 offensive rebounds.

Pekovic set a career-high with 30 points at Houston on Feb. 17 and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds April 22 vs. Golden State. The 6-11 center finished 3rd in the 2011-12 Kia NBA Most Improved Player voting.