Hornets’ center Cody Zeller out six weeks following knee surgery
Charlotte just cannot get over the injury bug this season, and we found out last week it had struck again.
Now we know how severe the damage is, as first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (and since confirmed by the team).
Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee on Tuesday, league sources tell ESPN. He's expected to miss six weeks.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 11, 2017
Zeller has been solid off the bench behind Dwight Howard this season, averaging 7.2 points and 5.5 rebounds in just under 20 minutes a night. He plays around the basket, 75 percent of his shots come at the rim, but his efficiency has dipped a little this season and he is shooting just 50 percent inside the restricted area.
The Hornets had to start the season without Nicolas Batum, and Michael Carter-Williams has missed time as well. On top of that, coach Steve Clifford had to take a leave of absence from the team for personal health reasons. Stephen Silas has stepped in to replace him.