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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Hornets Injury Update: Noah Vonleh out six to eight weeks after sports hernia surgery

By on 9/04/2014 06:30:00 AM

The Charlotte Hornets won 43 games during the 2013-2014 season and finished 11 games out in the Southeast Division.  As training camp approaches, the team looks to improve their offense, which ranked just 23rd in the league in scoring. But it appears the Hornets may be without Noah Vonleh at the start of the season due to a sports hernia.

As reported by Zach Harper of, Vonleh was the ninth overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft out of Indiana. The Hornets announced that Vonleh suffered a sports hernia in a recent workout and had successful surgery to repair the injury. Vonleh is expected to miss six to eight weeks as he recovers from the surgery.

Vonleh is slated to be a key component to a Hornets' team that has seven players currently on the roster 23 years of age or younger. But don't expect Vonleh to immediately become a main contributor off the bat coming off surgery.

Vonleh, a 6' 9", 240 pound power forward, played only one season at Indiana. He averaged 11.3 points, 9.0 rebounds and and 1.4 blocked shots in 26.5 minutes per game. He shot 52.3 percent from the floor and 71.6 percent from the free throw line.

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