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.
SOURCE: Kemba Walker indeed needs surgery. Contingency within organization trying to talk Kemba into surgery now.— Spencer Percy (@QCHspencer) January 25, 2015
SOURCE: Surgery being advised due to fact that this has to do w/ Kemba's meniscus. Not know whether this is separate tear or same cyst.— Spencer Percy (@QCHspencer) January 25, 2015
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.