According to a report from Maddie Lee of the Oklahoman, the Oklahoma City Thunder announced that forward Paul George will at least miss the start of training camp after undergoing surgery to repair a partially torn tendon in his right shoulder.
It was initially reported by ESPN’s Royce Young and Adrian Wojnarowski.
Paul enjoyed a career year, averaging 28.0 points and 8.2 rebounds and was even being mentioned in the MVP discussion before the aforementioned shoulder injury caused a noticeable drop-off in his performance, which was the primary cause for him connecting on a mere 32.3% of his three point attempts in the Thunder’s first round playoff loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.
George wasn’t the only Thunder player to go under the knife, as point guard Russell Westbrook underwent a successful procedure to repair a torn ligament in his left hand. Apparently, the former MVP had been dealing with the injury for the final six weeks of the season.
He also had what’s being termed “proactive maintenance” on his right knee.