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Jahlil Okafor has successful surgery on right knee

As expected, Jahlil Okafor on Tuesday had successful arthroscopic surgery performed by Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Christopher Dodson to address a small meniscus tear in his right knee.

Okafor will begin rehab on Wednesday with Dr. David T. Martin, Sixers director of performance research and development.

Dr. Andrews, of the Andrews Institute for orthopaedics & sports medicine, is a renowned orthopedic surgeon who has worked on many athletes, including Nerlens Noel (ACL surgery in 2013). Dr. Christopher Dodson is the Sixers' head physician and orthopedic surgeon of the Rothman Institute at Jefferson.

The 20-year-old Okafor is done for the season after being diagnosed with the tear on March 11, when the Sixers announced he would miss six weeks.

He finishes his rookie campaign at 53 games (48 starts) and averaging 17.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game.