Hawks’ Bogdan Bogdanovic Undergoes Knee Surgery

Bogdan Bogdanovic with Serbia in 2019
Bogdan Bogdanovic with Serbia in 2019. Photo by Nikola Krstic/Shutterstock (10359146t)

The Atlanta Hawks’ shooting guard Bogdan Bogdanovic had surgery to deal with a lingering knee injury. The news was confirmed by the Hawks in a statement issued on Tuesday.

Bogdanovic struggled with knee issues throughout the 2022-23 and was sidelined for 19 games in the regular season. The 29-year-old Serbian also missed time in the playoffs, being ruled out for the deciding Game 5 of the first-round series against the Miami Heat.

According to the Hawks, Bogdanovic “will rehabilitate over the offseason” and is expected to make a “full recovery” in time for the 2022-23 season.

It is unclear whether Bogdanovic actually starts the new season with the Hawks. After a disappointing season, Atlanta is expected to shake things up a bit, and Bogdanovic has been mentioned as one of the players they are willing to include in potential deals.

Bogdan Bogdanovic has had a good 2021-22 campaign with the Hawks on paper, considering he averaged 15.1 points, 3.1 assists, and career-high 4.0 rebounds per game. However, it looks like a disappointment compared to his first year in Atlanta. Bogdanovic had stretches in which he struggled to shoot the ball and was inconsistent from beyond the three-point arc. He shot 36.8 percent on three-pointers this season compared to 43.8 percent in the season before.

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