Hawks’ Okongwu expected to miss six months after surgery to repair torn labrum

Atlanta Hawks C Onyeka Okongwu underwent surgery on Wednesday in Los Angeles to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, the team announced.

According to the Hawks, Okongwu will now enter a period of rest and rehabilitation and is expected to make a full recovery in approximately six months.

Okongwu, 20, was the sixth overall pick out of USC in the 2020 NBA Draft. In 50 regular-season games, he averaged 4.6 points and 3,3 rebounds per contest this season.