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Hornets PG Kemba Walker has another surgery on left knee

Charlotte Hornets v Miami Heat - Game Seven

MIAMI, FL - MAY 01: Kemba Walker #15 of the Charlotte Hornets looks on during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2016 NBA Playoffs against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on May 1, 2016 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Hornets point guard Kemba Walker underwent successful surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.

The procedure performed Monday is expected to sideline Walker from all basketball activities until early July, the team announced.

Hornets team physician Marcus Cook performed the surgery at Novant Orthopedic Hospital in Charlotte. Walker also had surgery on the same knee in January of 2015 to repair a torn lateral meniscus that was causing inflammation.

The 6-foot-1 Walker finished second in NBA Most Improved Player balloting this season after averaging a career-high 20.9 points per game. Walker shot a career high 42.7 percent from the field and 37.1 percent from 3-point range. He also averaged 5.2 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game.