Hawks announce Bogdan Bogdanovic underwent offseason knee surgery

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Bogdan Bogdanovic underwent knee surgery this offseason; the Hawks confirmed after the Serbian national team doctor stated he’d miss EuroBasket. Dragan Radovanovic told sportklub.rs about the surgery, which Atlanta acknowledged and added that it was a right patella tendon surgery to address knee inflammation.

“Two or three weeks ago, our national team member [Bogdanovic] underwent surgery on his right knee, and recovery takes time, not very short, at least three months,” he stated. “We hear from each other almost every day, the procedure went in the best order, at a clinic in California. He will stay in the USA for another month, and then he should come to Serbia, Belgrade”.

Bogi has dealt with lingering knee issues and even had to miss Game 5 of the team’s first-round series against the Heat. The three-month timeline should have him back for the Hawks’ regular season, even if he is expected to miss training camp.

Bogdanovic averaged 15.1 points and shot 36.8% from beyond the arc in about 30 minutes a night coming off the bench last season for Atlanta. Bogi still has two years and $36 million remaining on his contract — the latter of which is a player option. Reports have mentioned him in trade rumors, but the surgery might complicate things. Regardless, it’s yet another offseason surgery for a critical piece of the Hawks roster.

Photographer: Melissa Tamez/Icon Sportswire
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