Frank Kaminsky will undergo a minor surgical procedure this week and will not play for the Charlotte Hornets in the Orlando Summer League, the team announced earlier today. His recovery is expected to take about six weeks.
Kaminksy will have a small pocket of air in his chest repaired on Wednesday, according to the team. I'm not exactly sure how one ends up with a pocket of air in their chest, but that does sound worrisome so it's great that he's getting this looked at it, especially as the surgery isn't all that invasive.
We don't know what caused the air pocket, but a quick Google search says common causes include excessive coughing, sneezing, or vomiting; tearing of the trachea or esophagus; and the use of assisted breathing machines. Maybe he wore an oxygen mask during training and something went wrong. I have no idea.
But yeah, the procedure is minor and the recovery time is short. Missing summer league isn't great, but the optimist in me is happy we get to see more from the Hornets' temporary signings. Remember, the Greensboro Swarm have an entire roster to fill this fall.
Kaminsky, the ninth pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, averaged 7.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 21.1 minutes per game last season.
Get well soon, Frank.