Before Dallas Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons went under the knife earlier this year, there was a report out there that he may need microfracture surgery on his right knee. The surgery was only announced as arthroscopic, but Tim MacMahon of ESPN Dallas says it actually was a “minor hybrid” microfracture procedure.
It’s hard to imagine any type of microfracture surgery being “minor,” but apparently this operation was different than the traditional microfracture operation, which requires a longer recovery time. In this surgery, Parsons had a bone marrow transplant from his right hip to help regenerate the cartilage damage in the knee.
But even if this was deemed “minor,” the fact that microfracture surgery was needed at all still isn’t great. Parsons hasn’t been fully cleared yet, although he’s still hoping that he’ll be ready for the season opener on Oct. 28. Considering the type of operation, it wouldn’t be a surprise if he’s not quite ready for that.