Oklahoma City Thunder rookie Hamidou Diallo has undergone surgery on his right elbow, the Thunder announced on Wednesday. Diallo is expected to miss four weeks of basketball-related activities.
Following from a statement released from the team,
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Hamidou Diallo underwent a successful arthroscopic procedure on his right elbow today, Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti announced.
The procedure was performed by Dr. David Altchek with Thunder medical personnel present at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.
During the 2018-19 season, Diallo appeared in 51 games for the Thunder and averaged 3.7 points and 1.9 rebounds in 10.3 minutes per game. After one season at the University of Kentucky, Diallo was selected by Oklahoma City with the 45th pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.
Diallo is expected to return to basketball-related activities in approximately four weeks.
The Thunder rookie showed some flashes of athleticism and skill that bodes well for the 2019 NBA Slam Dunk champion. In his limited minutes with the team, Diallo started three games for OKC and averaged 8.7 points and two rebounds in those games.
In six games with the Thunder’s G League affiliate, the Oklahoma City Blue, Diallo averaged 19.2 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game.