Hawks’ Bogdanovic Reportedly Underwent Knee Surgery

Hawks guard Bogdan Bogdanovic underwent surgery within the last few weeks to address a lingering right knee injury, according to a report from Rada Nikolić of SportKlub.rs (hat tip to EuroHoops).

Bogdanovic played through right knee soreness down the stretch and was sidelined for the Hawks’ final playoff game vs. Miami in April due to the issue.

As Nikolić writes, the doctor for the Serbian national team, Dragan Radovanović, referred to Bogdanovic having undergone a procedure on that knee when he explained why the veteran swingman won’t be available for this year’s EuroBasket tournament.

“Two or three weeks ago, (Bogdanovic) underwent surgery on his jumping right knee, and recovery takes time… at least three months,” Radovanović said, per a Google translation. “We hear from each other almost every day. The procedure went in the best order, at a clinic in California. He will stay in America for another month, and then he should come to Serbia.”

The Hawks have yet to put out a formal announcement about Bogdanovic’s surgery, so we don’t have any concrete information yet on the nature of the procedure or when he’s expected to resume basketball activities. The start of training camp is still about three-and-a-half months away.

Bogdanovic’s name has popped up in trade rumors already this offseason, with the Hawks said to be considering a roster shake-up and no one besides Trae Young considered untouchable. Teams discussing Bogdanovic with Atlanta will presumably want to take a close look at his medicals before seriously considering any deal involving him.

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