Bradley Handwerger / Sports Reporter
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NEW ORLEANS Hornets forward Jason Smith had successful surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, the team announced Thursday.

Smith played for much of the season with an injured shoulder. The coaching staff eventually decided that surgery now was preferable.

Rehabilitation is expected to take 4-6 months, putting him in position to be ready for training camp this fall.

Smith played in 51 games, averaging 8.2 points per game.

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