Knicks All-Star Julius Randle has successful ankle surgery

ByAdrian Wojnarowski ESPN logo
Saturday, June 3, 2023

All-NBA forwardJulius Randleunderwent arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle and is expected to be ready for theNew York Knicks' training camp in the fall, the team announcedSaturday.

The procedure, which was performed Friday and considered successful, will allow Randle to resume basketball activities later this summer and be fully recovered for the start of the 2023-24 season, sources told ESPN on Saturday.

Randleplayed through two significant ankle sprainsin the final stages of the Knicks' season when he became aware of the probable need for surgery, but he decided to push through the injury to remain in the lineup for New York's run to the Eastern Conference semifinals.

After playing the first 77 games of the season, Randle missed the regular season's last five games with the first sprained ankle. He reinjured the ankle in Game 5 of the first-round series against Cleveland, and eventually missed his lone game of the playoffs: Game 1 vs. Miami in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Randle averaged 25 points and 10 rebounds during the regular season, earning All-NBA and All-Star honors for the second time in his Knicks career.

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