Brooklyn Nets rookie Rondae Hollis-Jefferson underwent successful surgery this morning at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan to repair the fractured posterior talus in his right ankle. Hollis-Jefferson hurt the ankle while covering Bojan Bogdanovic during practice last week.
The procedure was done by the Nets' foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Martin O'Malley.
"Rondae had surgery this morning to repair a fracture of the posterior talus in his right ankle. Two screws were inserted to repair the fracture. There was no other structural damage, and he is expected to make a complete recovery, with a timetable of his return to the court estimated at 8-10 weeks."
Hollis-Jefferson has averaged 5.2 points, 6.1 rebounds (fourth among qualifying rookies), 1.4 assists and ranks first among rookies with 1.4 steals per game in 22 minutes.
Rondae, like always, appears to be in good spirits following the surgery:
If all goes as expected, Hollis-Jefferson will return sometime near the All-Star break, which should give him a little extra time to get back. By then, the Nets brand new practice facility in Industry City will be ready for use.
We wish Rondae a speedy recovery. He's been one of the few bright spots on this struggling Nets team.