When the Oklahoma City Thunder inked free agent Patrick Patterson to a three-year, $16.4 million deal, they were hoping he would be immediately available.
That isn’t the case.
The Thunder announced that he underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Thursday:
OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER FORWARD PATRICK PATTERSON UNDERWENT A SUCCESSFUL ARTHROSCOPIC PROCEDURE TODAY ON HIS LEFT KNEE, THUNDER EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER SAM PRESTI ANNOUNCED.
THE PROACTIVE PROCEDURE WAS PERFORMED BY DR. NEAL S. ELATTRACHE OF THE KERLAN-JOBE ORTHOPAEDIC CLINIC IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. PATTERSON WILL BE RE-EVALUATED IN 4-6 WEEKS.
Patterson is expected to be back in time for training camp.