Spencer Hawes just met with the media briefly about the minor knee surgery that he will undergo Wednesday morning. Hawes said he had felt the loose piece in his knee for years, and in fact it could be clearly seen under the skin of him right knee. He offered the accurate observation that it looked like he could cut it out with a steak knife.
He said the surgery should take about 20-30 minutes and he expects to miss no more than two to four weeks and is optimistic he'll be back in time for the season opener in early November.
A few quotes:
ON HIS PROGNOSIS: I'm very optimistic that it's going to be two weeks, at the very worst it will be four. So it will be a minor setback, but hopefully we can make it have as little affect as possible.
ON MISSING THE HUSKY HOOPLA EVENT FRIDAY: I thought it was going to be a lot of fun,but the fact remains we have to get it taken care of. But the fact is we need to get it taken care of now so it doesn't continue to linger.
ON HOW THEY DECIDED ON SURGERY: It started off just feeling a little bit uneasy and it got worse as preseason work continued. I went and saw the trainer. We went on from there and took an MRI. It's something that's been there for a while. It just started bugging me.