When we last heard news surrounding Kyle Korver, the Atlanta Hawks were awaiting a "second opinion" on the veteran swingman's injured ankle. On Tuesday night, any optimism surrounding a way to avoid surgery evaporated.
First, David Aldridge of TNT reported that Korver would undergo surgery on Wednesday.
Kyle Korver tells me he will have surgery tomorrow on his ankle.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) May 26, 2015
Later in the evening, head coach Mike Budenholzer confirmed the report with an announcement that Korver will go under the knife.
Coach Bud confirms reports that Kyle Korver will have ankle surgery tomorrow afternoon.— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) May 26, 2015
It should be noted that Budenholzer declined to disclose a timetable for Korver's recover, but if the initial time period stated by DeMarre Carroll holds true, Korver could miss four-to-six months, placing the start of the 2015-2016 regular season in jeopardy.
More information will come in the coming days and weeks, but Kyle Korver faces an uphill battle this offseason.