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Devonte’ Graham out indefinitely after suffering condylar lesion in knee

Graham’s summer league cut short after suffering a lesion in his right knee.

2018 NBA Summer League - Las Vegas - Oklahoma City Thunder v Charlotte Hornets Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

It seems good news can’t come without bad for the Charlotte Hornets. Less than a day after discovering Malik Monk’s injured thumb was misdiagnosed, the team has learned that point guard Devonte’ Graham has a condylar lesion in his right knee.

As the Hornets indicate, Graham will miss the rest of Summer League and is out indefinitely.

So what is a condylar lesion? It means Graham has damage to his cartilage. These injuries can be tricky, since how quickly and effectively players can recovery depends on the location of the damaged cartilage.

Graham, taken 34th overall, had a bright Summer League. In three games, he averaged 10.0 points, 6.0 assists, and 2.7 rebounds per game. His passing stood out most, Graham often looked ahead for players on the break and made a number of great passes that led to scoring opportunities.

The Hornets state that Graham will return to Charlotte for further evaluation. We’ll likely hear more about the injury and his timetable for return sometime after that.