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Kendrick Perkins has surgery on his wrist, groin

Jul 20, 2012, 11:10 AM EDT

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Kendrick Perkins played through an injured wrist in the NBA finals, something he suffered during the Western Conference finals as the Thunder pushed past the San Antonio Spurs.

Perkins had surgery on that wrist Thursday, according to the Associated Press.

That follows his surgery last week to repair a groin injury (something suffered during the first round of the playoffs that he tried to .

That’s a lot of surgery. But he is reportedly going to be back fully healthy and ready for camp, something he told ProBasketballDraft (not related to this site):

Asked Kendrick Perkins how he was doing after surgery. Perk gave me a thumb up and said he’ll be ready for the season.

  1. j0esixpack - Jul 20, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    A dual wrist and groin injury?

    The joke possibilities are endless.

    • djstickypants - Jul 20, 2012 at 12:08 PM

      I was thinking the same thing………..

  2. djstickypants - Jul 20, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    Makes me also wonder what he put that thumb up…….

  3. drobstad - Jul 20, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    who cares he sucks… easily one of the most over rated players in the NBA

    • j0esixpack - Jul 20, 2012 at 2:50 PM

      Who is “over-rating” Perkins?

      No one has ever said he was an all-star. His contract averages about $8 million a year. That’s pretty much average for an undersized center who can play a little D and grab a few rebounds and points.

      If OKC wants a premier center they need to look elsewhere – and pay a lot more.

      They might have been hoping he would develop further but they pretty much knew what they were getting when they traded for him and extended his contract.

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