Golden State Warriors forward David Lee was limited during the playoffs by a hip flexor injury. While the tear was expected to end his season, he elected to put off surgery and was able to return in a limited capacity. With the Warriors’ season having ended, Lee underwent surgery yesterday to repair the torn hip flexor, according to The Associated Press.
The surgery took place in Philadelphia and was performed by Dr. William Meyers. Lee will begin his rehab program in 10 to 14 days, and at this point there has be no further timeframe for his recovery announced by the team.
Lee suffered the injury during the Warriors’ playoff opener against the Denver Nuggets. He missed the next four contests before returning briefly in Game 6. He then averaged over 10 minutes per game over the final four contests of Golden State’s second-round matchup against the San Antonio Spurs.
During the regular season, Lee averaged 18.5 points, 11.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. He led the NBA in double-doubles and was a key reason for the team’s regular season success.