2012 No. 10 Overall Pick Austin Rivers Recovering from Ankle Surgery
New Orleans Hornets rookie guard Austin Rivers said he remains on schedule to be fully healed by October’s training camp after having surgery three weeks ago to remove a bone spur from his right ankle.
Rivers continues to do most of his rehabilitation work in Winter Park, Fla., his hometown, but said he plans to return to New Orleans soon to resume work.
Rivers, who is the son of Boston Celtics Coach Doc Rivers, was limited to two games during the Hornets’ five-game schedule in the Las Vegas summer league because of what was termed lower leg soreness by the team.
“I’m doing great actually now, so I’ll be back very soon,” Rivers said Tuesday by telephone from New York where he participated in the NBA’s rookie transition program. “It’s got a lot better and I actually got even stronger than I think I was before I got hurt.”