Former Wisconsin and Charlotte Hornets center Frank Kaminsky will miss approximately six weeks to undergo a minor chest procedure this week, according to a report from The Charlotte Observer’s Rick Bonnell.
Bonnell reports the procedure is to remove a pocket of air between Kaminsky’s chest wall and lungs that had caused discomfort. Kaminsky won’t be able to play for Charlotte during the NBA’s summer league, which takes place next month.
Kaminsky just wrapped up his rookie season with the Hornets. The former first-round pick averaged 7.5 points and 4.1 rebounds in 81 games. Charlotte went 48-34 last season and lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Miami Heat.
The 7-footer from Lisle, Ill., developed into one of the nation’s best players during his time in Madison, Wis. Kaminsky was the consensus winner of the Wooden Award and the Naismith Trophy and was also named first-team All-America during his final season with the Badgers.