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How Long Could CanesHoops Five Star Frosh Lonnie Walker be Sidelined?

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With Lonnie Walker set to have surgery this week to repair his torn meniscus we look at recovery scenarios

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After tearing the meniscus in his right knee, Lonnie Walker will undergo surgery to repair it this week. While the time frame for his recovery won’t be known until after the operation is completed, a typical post-surgery rehab period can be several weeks to up to 6 months.

In September of 2014, then CanesHoops sophomore, Davon Reed suffered a similar injury and many thought he might be lost for the season. However, after intense rehabilitation, Reed came back after three months and hit the court just in time for the start of ACC conference play in December of that year.

Other high profile basketball players had similar rehab times. Kemba Walker of the Charlotte Hornets had surgery in May of 2016 to repair a torn meniscus and returned to basketball activity 2 months later. Memphis Grizzlies forward, Chandler Parsons finished with his surgical rehab 3 months later.

Walker’s injury comes just over 4 months before the Canes play La Salle University in Lonnie’s hometown of Reading, PA on November 22nd. With a similar or even better outcome as Reed, Walker could be ready to play in time for his friends and family to see him take the court as a Miami Hurricane.