All-NBA forward Julius Randle underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle and is expected to be ready for New York Knicks training camp in the fall, the team said announced Saturday.
The procedure, which was conducted on Friday and is believed to be successful, will allow Randle to resume basketball activities later this summer and have a full recovery for the start of the 2023-24 season, sources told ESPN on Saturday.
Randle suffered two serious ankle sprains in the closing stages of the Knicks season when he realized the likely need for surgery. However, he decided to pull through the injury to remain in the roster for New York’s entry into the Eastern Conference semifinals.
After playing the first 77 games of the season, Randle missed the last five games of the regular season with his first ankle sprain. He injured his ankle again in Game 5 of the first round against Cleveland, eventually missing his only game of the playoffs: Game 1 against 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 career with the Knicks.