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Hornets center Cody Zeller undergoes successful surgery on right hand

Cody Zeller, Hornets

Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller had successful surgery on Thursday after suffering a broken hand earlier in the week against the Orlando Magic.

Zeller fractured his right hand in the 125-100 victory over the Magic, where he scored 14 points and added six rebounds in 24 minutes of action before being forced to leave the game in the third quarter.

However, it appears that surgery to repair the injury was a success, and that should allow him to recover fully while being sidelined for at least a month.

Here’s the official release on Zeller’s status, courtesy of the team’s official website:

The Charlotte Hornets announced today that center Cody Zeller underwent successful surgery on the third metacarpal of his right hand this afternoon. The surgery was performed by Dr. Michelle Carlson of the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Zeller suffered the fractured right hand in the third quarter of the game against the Orlando Magic on Dec. 31. The typical recovery time for this procedure is four to six weeks. Updates on Zeller’s status will be provided when appropriate.

Zeller is averaging 9.3 points and 6.2 rebounds on the season while playing 24.5 minutes per contest.

As for the Hornets, they’ve had an up and down start to the 2018-19 campaign, with Charlotte’s most recent game resulting in a 122-84 loss to the Dallas Mavericks.

The Hornets will try to get back to their winning ways on Saturday against the Denver Nuggets, which will be the first of a daunting six-game road trip.