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Kemba Walker undergoes surgery to repair torn left meniscus

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The offseason is already off to a rough start for the Charlotte Hornets.

The team announced on Monday that guard Kemba Walker underwent successful surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. He is expected to resume basketball activities in July.

Walker, 26, had a career season in 2015-16, averaging 20.9 points per game, 4.4 rebounds per game, and 5.2 assists per game. He led the charge to a surprise playoff berth for the Hornets in the Eastern Conference, where they fell in the first round to the Miami Heat in a seven-game thriller.

While Walker has ample time to recover in time for training camp, the news is somewhat concerning since the former No. 9 overall pick already needed surgery to repair a torn meniscus in the same knee back in January 2015. For Walker, a player whose game relies a lot on speed and lateral movement, it remains to be seen how the injury will affect him moving forward.

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