Fox Sports North—May 15, 2012
The Timberwolves announced Wednesday that center Nikola Pekovic underwent successful surgery to remove bone spurs in his right ankle. Dr. Martin O'Malley at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York performed the surgery.
Pekovic missed eight games from March 18 to April 1 with the bone spurs, which were a nagging problem for much of the spring. Even so, he ended the season on a high note, averaging 14.8 points and 7.2 rebounds in April. In a month during which the Timberwolves won just one game, the center was steady, and in the team's last three games he averaged 20 points and 11.7 rebounds.
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