The Portland Trial Blazers' Gerald Henderson underwent a left hip debridement arthroscopy earlier today. The news was released via Twitter by the Blazers Communications Department.
Portland G Gerald Henderson underwent a left hip debridement arthroscopy today. He expected to be ready for the start of training camp.— Trail Blazers PR (@TrailBlazersPR) July 8, 2015
For those unfamiliar with the objective of the procedure and the specifics of the rehabilitation process, CSNNW has you covered:
Debridement is the shaving or smoothing of the torn portion of the labrum in the hip to eliminate further tearing. #RipCity— CSNNW (@CSNNW) July 8, 2015
Most hip arthroscopy procedures allow for immediate weight bearing, however crutches are typically used for about 2 weeks #RipCity— CSNNW (@CSNNW) July 8, 2015
Most people who undergo some form of hip arthroscopy are fully recovered within 4 months or less #RipCity— CSNNW (@CSNNW) July 8, 2015
The Oregonian's Mike Tokito also notes that this is not the first time that Henderson has had surgery on his left hip. However, there is no indication that today's arthroscopy was at all related to his previous injury.
Henderson had surgery on the same hip in 2011 to fix a torn labrum.— Mike Tokito (@mtokito) July 8, 2015
At the time, then-Bobcats GM Rod Higgins said Henderson had a congenital defect in the hip that was leading tendinitis in knee.— Mike Tokito (@mtokito) July 8, 2015
Portland brought in Henderson, along with power forward Noah Vonleh, in a trade with Charlotte that sent Nicolas Batum to the Hornets. Henderson posted averages of 12.1 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game in 80 contests during the 2014-15 season.