Onyeka Okongwu out six months after shoulder surgery

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ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks forward-center Onyeka Okongwu had surgery Wednesday night in Los Angeles to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

The team said Dr. Neal ElAttrache of Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic performed the surgery. Okongwu is expected to be fully recovered in about six months.

Selected sixth overall after one season at Southern California, Okongwu averaged 4.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 12.0 minutes as a rookie in 50 regular-season games. In 18 playoff games, he averaged 2.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 9.2 minutes.

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Hawks’ Okongwu Out Six Months After Shoulder Surgery

The No. 6 pick in the 2020 draft had surgery Wednesday to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder and will miss roughly six months.

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