Reports Indicate Vasquez Will Have Surgery on Both Ankles

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Published: May 23, 2013

Multiple reports from Venezuela indicate that New Orleans Pelicans point guard Greivis Vasquez will undergo a cleanup procedure on both ankles in the coming days. Loose material in his ankles bothered the guard as the season neared its close.

One report says the recovery period is 12 to 16 weeks.

Greivis Vásquez se operará mañana de sus dos tobillos, con el fin de removerle partículas sueltas en ambas zonas; el período de recuperación está considerado entre 12 a 16 semanas, por lo que el armador y capitán de Venezuela pudiera ausentarse para el Premundial que se efectuará en Caracas del 30 de agosto al 11 de septiembre próximo.

This is news in Venezuela because this may affect his participation on the national team in FIBA play from August 30 through September 11.

Vasquez had ankle injuries late this season and has had surgery to remove bone spurs from his right ankle just after he was drafted. His recovery time then is in line with that expected for this surgery.

Vasquez is expected to have the surgery in the US, then travel to Venezuela at some point in his recovery.

If the timeline holds, he’ll be ready for NBA training camp.

The New Orleans Pelicans have yet to confirm this report, but we’ll keep you posted.

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