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Updated: July 27th, 2010 1:10am
 Jonny Flynn undergoes hip surgery, expected to miss 3 or 4 months

Jonny Flynn undergoes hip surgery, expected to miss 3 or 4 months

by Tom Pelissero
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Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Jonny Flynn reportedly will miss three to four months after undergoing hip surgery next week.

Yahoo! Sports reported the surgery via Twitter on Monday night.

Though Flynn's injury had been known for some time, the revelation is somewhat surprising on the same day the Wolves traded backup point guard Ramon Sessions in a package deal with Cleveland.

However, the team recently finalized a four-year deal with another point guard, Luke Ridnour, and the reported timeline would have Flynn ready around the time the season begins.

UPDATE, 4:41 p.m.: The Wolves confirmed Flynn had surgery on Tuesday in Colorado but did not specify a timetable for his return. Flynn's high school coach told the Buffalo News the point guard expects to be ready for the start of the season.

UPDATE, 6:54 p.m.: The Wolves provided more details on Flynn's surgery in a statement, saying he "underwent successful surgery (Tuesday) morning for a labral tear repair and removal of extra bone to his left hip."

Dr. Marc Philippon of The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colo., performed the procedure. The team confirmed the standard recovery timeline is three to four months.

"We expect Jonny to make a full recovery from this procedure," said David Kahn, the team's president of basketball operations. "In the meantime, Dr. Philippon and our medical staff will work together to provide Jonny all the resources necessary to make his recovery as speedy as possible."

Tom Pelissero is Senior Editor and columnist for He hosts from 6 to 8 p.m. weeknights and co-hosts from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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