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Rookie Ekpe Udoh Out 6 Months

Six months. That’s how long the Warriors announced rookie forward Ekpe Udoh will be out of action after successful surgery to repair a torn legament in his left wrist.

And that is six months per the Warriors’ schedule, which is usually the most-optimistic schedule.

His wrist will be immobilized for 10 weeks, which means he will be just getting the cast off around the time camp starts. After that, starts rehab, which clearly the doctor thinks will take at least three months. That puts Udoh out until January, if everything goes according to plan. If recent history is any indicator (which it probably shouldn’t be because no one knows how well he heals), don’t expect Udoh back before the All-Star break.

Marcus Thompson