In an Instagram posting, Sergey Karasev says his surgery on Thursday went well but that he will have a "long rehab." How long? He didn't say but Dr. Riley Williams III, the Nets medical director --who performed the surgery-- said in a statement that Karasev "is expected to be ready for training camp next season."
The surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. Dr. Williams issued a statement Friday,
"Sergey underwent successful right knee surgery to repair damage that occurred in association with a patellar dislocation on Thursday night. The surgery included the removal of several loose bodies as well as the repair of the medial patella femoral ligament and the medial collateral ligament. A full recovery is anticipated, and he is expected to be ready for training camp next season."
Karasev dislocated his kneecap and torn his MCL duirng the fourth quarter Monday night vs. the Pelicans. The Nets also reported tests also showed " multiple loose bodies" in the 21-year-old's knee.
Karasev had hoped to play in the 2015 European championships this September. Training for Team Russia begins July 13.