Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Atlanta Hawks center Zaza Pachulia has
selected to undergo surgery on a sore right Achilles, effectively ending his
The club announced on Saturday that the procedure will be performed on
Wednesday in Charlotte by Dr. Robert Anderson, with the recovery time tabbed
at six months.
"After thoroughly reviewing the possible options with Zaza, we all felt this
was the best decision to insure Zaza's complete recovery so that he can be at
100 percent going forward," said Hawks general manager Danny Ferry. Zaza is a
professional with a strong work ethic. The Hawks will continue to be
completely supportive as he tackles the return-to-play process."
Pachulia averaged 5.9 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists over 52 games for
Atlanta this season.
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