April 15, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors power forward David Lee (10) controls the pass against San Antonio Spurs point guard Nando de Colo (25) during the third quarter at Oracle Arena. The Golden State Warriors defeated the San Antonio Spurs 116-106. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Golden State Warriors: David Lee Undergoes Hip Surgery

Golden State Warriors power forward David Lee underwent a successful hip surgery on Thursday morning.

The surgery, according to CSN Bay Area, was performed by Dr. William Meyers at the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia. After the surgery’s completion, Lee tweeted a photo of himself.

In high spirits, Lee is expected to be ready for the beginning of training camp. Per the same report, he will begin rehabilitation in the next 10-14 days. The details outside of the 10-14-day timetable for the outset of his rehabilitation process were not released.

Lee tore his right hip flexor during Game 1 of the First Round of the playoffs (April 20, 2013) against the Denver Nuggets. Most pundits claimed that the Warriors’ hopes of advancing beyond the first round were depleted, but Golden State beat the Nuggets in six games and came within two games of the Western Conference Finals, and Lee contributed. After playing for 1:27 in Game 6 against Denver, he appeared in four of six Semifinal games against the San Antonio Spurs, albeit in short spurts.

The All-Star power forward was named to the NBA’s All-Third team on May 23, becoming Golden State’s first player to make an All-NBA team since Latrell Sprewell earned First Team honors in 1993-94.

During the regular season, Lee averaged 18.5 points and 11.5 rebounds in 36.8 minutes per game.

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