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Hornets announce Kemba Walker will be out six weeks after knee procedure

This is the third year in a row Walker has had surgery to address an issue with his left knee.

NBA: Charlotte Hornets at Atlanta Hawks Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Charlotte Hornets announced Wednesday that Kemba Walker will be out six weeks after undergoing a successful minor arthroscopic procedure on his left knee.

For those counting, this is the third time Walker has had surgery on his left knee. He previously had it roughly a year ago, to repair a torn meniscus, and the year before that for the same issue. While there’s nothing torn this time around, its still not an ideal situation.

But hey, on the other hand, surgery didn’t seriously affect Walker the past two seasons, having had the two most productive seasons of his career following the first and second procedure. Who’s to say he won’t have another career season again?

That said, this clearly isn’t what Walker wants to be doing each offseason. It also marks the second Hornets player to undergo knee surgery, after Miles Plumlee had it earlier this month. It may turn out to be nothing, but this doesn’t ease the minds of anyone who recognize how important this offseason is. But, if everyone is healthy come training camp, then this all will end up as a simple footnote of the summer.