Jahlil Okafor has Torn Meniscus, Done for Season
Jahlil Okafor has a torn meniscus in his right knee and will have minor arthroscopic knee surgery, causing him to miss the rest of his rookie season. The timetable to of his recovery according to GM Sam Hinkie is six weeks.
The following is a statement from Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Sam Hinkie, regarding Jahlil Okafor:
“Jahlil recently started to experience discomfort in his right knee, which we immediately investigated. After a comprehensive series of tests and additional evaluation by our medical team, it was revealed that he has a small tear of the meniscus. Jahlil will undergo a minor arthroscopic procedure to address the injury. Timing and details of the procedure will be finalized in the coming days."Our medical team will continually monitor and evaluate Jahlil's progress, and we anticipate he will resume full basketball activities inapproximately six weeks."
Okafor ends his rookie campaign averaging 17.5 points and 7.0 rebounds in 53 games this season.