Roberson to be re-evaluated in two months after knee procedure

By: Addam Francisco, Senior Writer

The Oklahoma City Thunder announced that starting shooting guard Andre Roberson had a setback in his rehabilitation from his left patellar tendon surgery last season.

There was a suture causing discomfort from Dre's initial surgery in January, which led to a procedure to alleviate that. This will sideline him for at least two more months when he'll be re-evaluated. That places the date at Dec. 4 being the earliest for a return, but that's not a definite date.

Roberson was supposedly on pace to return sometime in November and appeared to be doing very well in his rehabilitation. He's had two surgeries on that knee. Jan. 27 was the original surgery to repair his right patellar tendon, then on May 29, he had arthroscopic surgery on the same knee. His latest wasn't a simple arthroscopic, which is why his return is so far away.

Roberson wasn't cleared for contact but was seen participating in some drills after practice with the Thunder coaching staff.

Terrance Ferguson has been starting in place of Dre thus far, but now, the starting shooting guard position is up from grabs and should be an intriguing race between Ferguson, Alex Abrines and Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot.

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