May 12, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Jarrett Jack (2) dribbles the ball while San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) attempts to fight through a screen set by center Festus Ezeli (31) in the second quarter in game four of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Golden State Warriors Center Festus Ezeli Out 6-9 Months After Knee Surgery

Golden State Warriors center Festus Ezeli will miss significant time following surgery on his right knee following the season. The team announced the successful surgery today and gave a time frame for his return to the court.

From the Warriors official website:

Golden State Warriors center Festus Ezeli underwent successful surgery yesterday on his right knee, the team announced. The procedure, which was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles, was necessary to reinforce both the medial collateral ligament and posterior cruciate ligament in Ezeli’s right knee.

According to the team’s medical staff, recovery time could be a minimum of 6-9 months.He is expected to make a full recovery and begin rehabbing the knee in the very near future.

The 23-year-old started in 41 games and appeared in 78 as a rookie this past season. The starts were the second most for a rookie this season, with his teammate Harrison Barnes having the most.

Golden State would love to have Ezeli back at 100 percent next season, so hopefully his rehab can go without any significant setbacks.

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