Feb 29, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews (2) reacts after hitting a three point shot during the third quarter of the game against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets defeated the Trail Blazers 104-95. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Portland Trail Blazers’ Wesley Mathews Has Elbow Surgery; Will be Ready for Training Camp


Jan. 6, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews during game against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Trail Blazers 102-77. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Former Marquete Golden Eagle, Utah Jazz and now Portland Trailblazer, Wesley Mathews, recently had surgery on his elbow to clear up some debris.

Via Comcast SportsNet  NorthWest: 

 Portland Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews underwent a successful arthroscopic debridement of his left elbow today. The procedure was performed by Dr. Ken Yamaguchi at Washington University Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

 

Matthews’ recovery time is expected to be 3-4 weeks.

This minor surgery shouldn’t hold him back. Matthews should be back on the court within a month which means he’ll be fine and ready to go for training camp.

During his tenure thus far with the Blazers, the fourth-year NBA vet started in 69 games for Portland last year while averaging approximately 15 points per game, making roughly 40 percent from three-point range all while providing top-notch defense. His current contract has him locked up for at least two more season with the team.

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