SACRAMENTO -- The Kings updated the health of one of its core players Monday night.
As his teammates ran through the team’s annual media day, second-year shooting guard Bogdan Bogdanovic underwent a procedure on his left knee.
According to the team, the procedure performed by Dr. Riley Williams at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York was successful. Bogdanovic will need four to six weeks of recovery time, which likely will cost him the first few weeks of the regular season.
Bogdanovic injured himself while playing for the Serbian national team last week. He left the game early and eventually made it back to Sacramento, where an MRI revealed the extent of the damage.
This was the second procedure done by Dr. Williams on Bogdanovic’s left knee this summer. The first was a minimally invasive meniscus debridement on April 24, and he was given a timetable of a six-to-eight-week recovery.
During his rookie season, Bogdanovic averaged 11.8 points, 3.3 assists and 2.9 rebounds in 27.9 minutes per game for the Kings. He was named to the NBA’s All-Rookie second team and is expected to start at shooting guard for the Kings when he’s cleared for duty.