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Kemba Walker may need surgery on knee

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Sources say the organization is trying to talk the point guard into having surgery on the knee.

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Kemba Walker's knee injury may be more serious than initially believed. So much so that surgery may be the next course of action.

Earlier today, Rick Bonnell reported that the team is keeping the star point guard's knee soreness.

Hornets general manager Rich Cho said the team will continue to evaluate Walker, who has now missed three of the last five games.

Walker will have a magnetic resonance imaging and it’s possible he could need surgery. However, he has played with this injury, resulting from a cyst in his joint, since high school in New York City.

And now Spencer Perry of Queen City Hoops is reporting that Walker does need surgery and that the organization is trying to talk him into it.

If the surgery is done for a cyst, the surgery should not be season-ending, but Amar'e Stoudemire was given a six-week timetable for a similar surgery. If the surgery is for a separate tear, Walker's season is most likely done.

Needless to say, this would be a devastating blow to the Hornets if all this is true. In the last three games he has missed, the Hornets are averaging 85.3 points per game and struggled mightily on offense against the New York Knicks without Walker on Saturday night.

Walker is scheduled to have an MRI on his knee Monday.