Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker to have knee surgery; no timetable for return

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(WTNH)–Former UConn great and Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker has torn the lateral meniscus in his left knee, a Hornets team doctor confirmed on Tuesday. Walker will undergo surgery in New York on Wednesday. There is no immediate timetable for his return.

The shifty guard, who led Connecticut to the NCAA championship in 2011, was having a banner season with Charlotte. Walker was averaging a career-high 18.8 points, 5.2 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game. He was tied for sixth in the NBA in assists per turnover ratio (3.1) and was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week in January, when he averaged 30.3 points per game in leading the Hornets to four straight wins.

Kemba had a streak of three consecutive 30-point games from January 3-7, which was tied for the longest such streak in the NBA this season. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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