When James Wiseman hurt his knee against the Rockets earlier this week, the hope for all Warriors observers was that it wasn’t serious.
Well, it’s serious. Serious enough for surgery, anyway.
Wiseman suffered a tear in his right meniscus, which is the part that signals he’ll need to go under the knife. Doctors will know more about the severity of the injury once Wiseman has the procedure. If the meniscus just has a damaged piece that can be shaved off, per Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle, the rookie center’s recovery will be projected at about six weeks.
If the entire meniscus must be repaired, however, Wiseman could be out several months.
Either way, it’s overwhelmingly likely that Wiseman’s rookie campaign is done. The No. 2 overall pick will be back when his knee repair is healed. The severity of the injury is still vital — it will dictate how much offseason training Wiseman can do as he prepares for next season.
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