On Tuesday, the Atlanta Hawks announced the Kyle Korver underwent successful surgery on his right elbow to remove “loose bodies,” which are small loose fragments of either bone or cartilage. The surgery was performed in New York at the Hospital for Special Surgery by Dr. David Altchek, who also has performed surgery on Jabari Parker and also Kevin Love back in April.
This is the second surgery for Korver, as he underwent a treatment to repair his season-ending right ankle injury. That surgery came on May 27, after Matthew Dellavadova rolled into his ankle chasing a loose ball and cause ligament damage. Earlier in March he also had surgery to repair a broken nose.
The veteran shooting guard is still walking around in a boot because of his ankle surgery. Korver has said that he believes he will be ready in time for the Hawks’ training camp, but the team has announced that it is too early to announce a timetable for Korver’s return.
Kyle has had his best season this past year out of his 12 year career. He led the entire NBA in true shooting percentage at 69.9 percent, which is Korver’s new career high. Korver shot 49.2 percent from beyond the three point line, making an average of 2.9 three pointers per game, third in the league in that category trailing only Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.