Warriors center Festus Ezeli underwent successful arthroscopic surgery Monday morning to clean out debris from his left knee, the team announced on Monday evening.
The procedure was performed by Dr. Arthur Ting at the Fremont Surgery Center.
Ezeli, who is expected to return this season, will be re-evaluated in six weeks.
“Festus is a huge part of our rotation,” head coach Steve Kerr said after practice on Monday. “He’s really had a good year, an excellent year.
“Mo is going to step in and play well for us, but I feel bad for Festus. It’s a contract year and he’s young and he’s already had a knee surgery. We’re just keeping our fingers crossed that he’s going to be OK.”
The 6’11” center last appeared in a game on January 25 vs. San Antonio and has missed the last five games due to a sore left knee.
In 40 games this season (11 starts), Ezeli is averaging 7.5 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.23 blocks in 17.8 minutes per contest.
Ezeli, who underwent reconstructive surgery on his right knee in June 2013, will become a restricted free agent in July.
Golden State Warriors media services contributed to this story