Wes Matthews undergoes elbow surgery

Wes Matthews undergoes elbow surgery
May 29, 2013, 10:30 am
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Wesley: Don't Take Body For Granted

Team Release: PORTLAND, Ore. (May 29, 2013) – Portland Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews underwent a successful arthroscopic debridement of his left elbow today. The procedure was performed by Dr. Ken Yamaguchi at Washington University Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. 

Matthews’ recovery time is expected to be 3-4 weeks.


In his fourth NBA season and third with the Trail Blazers in 2012-13, Matthews averaged 14.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, a career-best 2.5 assists, a team-high 1.30 steals and 34.8 minutes in 69 games (all starts). His career-high 169 3-pointers last year rank fourth on Portland’s all-time list for 3-pointers made in a season.