Thunder's Paul George has arthroscopic surgery on left knee

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Paul George undergoes knee procedure, will be out six to eight weeks

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Wednesday which the National Basketball Association team described as "successful".

The procedure came a bit as a surprise after George posted a picture to his Instagram account on Wednesday afternoon from what appeared to be a hospital bed. Hours later, the Thunder confirmed the procedure was a successful knee scope. Whether or not the Thunder will see the benefits of this surgery, however, remains to be seen.

George averaged 21.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.04 steals this season. He missed training camp and all four of the Thunder's preseason games, making his OKC debut in the regular-season opener on October 19, 10 weeks after the surgery.

George and the Thunder were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Utah Jazz in six games, ending George's first season with the team.

George's knee wasn't the only thing causing problems for him last season, as he said during his exit interview: "The knee, the forearm, the hip, those have been the biggest things". He also missed a game earlier this season with left knee soreness. George's player option must be exercised by June 29, two days before the start of free agency.

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