REPORT: Kings’ Bogdan Bogdanovic to undergo meniscus procedure after suffering slight tear
Following a successful rookie season for Sacramento Kings shooting guard Bogdan Bogdanovic, it was reported on Tuesday by senior writer Marc J. Spears of ESPN that Bogdanovic was revealed to have a meniscus tear in his left knee and would undergo surgery today in New York.
“The Kings say guard Bogdan Bogdanovic has a slight tear of the medial meniscus in the left knee and will undergo a meniscus debridement procedure today in New York City. No timetable announced,” Spears said.
On their official team website, the Kings also announced additional details via a press release about Bogdanovic’s surgery and said that he is expected to make a full recovery before the start of the 2018-19 season.
“Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic had a post season MRI at Kaiser Permanente in Sacramento that revealed a slight tear of the medial meniscus in the left knee. Today, he will undergo a minimally invasive meniscus debridement procedure at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. The arthroscopic procedure will be performed by Dr. Riley Williams. He is expected to make a full recovery and an update will be provided when it is available,” the Kings said.
In 78 games during his rookie season with the Kings, which included 52 starts, the 25-year-old Bogdanovic averaged 11.3 points on 44.6 percent shooting from the field, 3.3 assists, and 2.9 rebounds per game in roughly 27.9 minutes of action per contest.
While the exact source of Bogdanovic’s knee injury is not clear, we could assume that his heavy workload had something to do with it since he led the Kings in total minutes played during the 2017-18 season.