Hornets rookie Rivers undergoes surgery

Hornets rookie Rivers undergoes surgery

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - JUNE 29: Team owner Tom Benson of the New Orleans Hornets presents Austin Rivers, the 10th overall pick in the NBA draft his jersey for the New Orleans Hornets at the New Orleans Arena on June 29, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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Posted on July 27, 2012 at 12:31 PM

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NEW ORLEANS -- Hornets rookie Austin Rivers underwent successful surgery Friday and is expected to be ready for training camp this fall.

Rivers, a guard, underwent to surgery "to clean up bone spurs in his right ankle," according to the team.

The injury flared up during the NBA Summer League.

Rivers was taken with the 10th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft. He's expected to challenge Greivis Vasquez for time at point guard.

 

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