[Ed. It's not a corrective surgery, nothing is broken. It is regenerative treatment.]
The internet in ablaze one again as Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter is reported to need knee surgery and will miss the FIBA World Cup this summer. Multiple sources have reported this (mostly European ones), and the news is trickling down to the US now.
BREAKING | Enes Kanter will have a surgery from his knee and will be out for Spain 2014— TrendBasket (@TrendBasketEN) June 23, 2014
Enes Kanter will have surgery on his knee, he'll miss Fiba World Cup: http://t.co/2DA6ymcYmD— Orazio Cauchi (@paxer89) June 23, 2014
If rtrue very dissapointing for Enes Kanter. Talking to Enes at end of year he was very hopeful about reconnecting with Turkish team— David Locke (@Lockedonsports) June 23, 2014
I asked Enes how he was feeling on twitter, and he hasn't responded yet. But we'll all collectively play the waiting game now.
@Enes_Kanter Nasilsin?— SLC Dunk (@slcdunk) June 23, 2014
I found out about this story a few hours ago when MyLo texted me, so he's more informed than a crazy insomniac like me.
If this Enes Kanter knee thing is true, it's terrible timing for Utah as they are trying to pump up the value of their assets.— Mychal Lowman (@My_Lo) June 23, 2014
This is bad news for Jazz fans, in every way. Not being able to see Enes do his thing for Team Turkey will suck. Having him be injured AGAIN will suck (he missed out on necessary training and development in the last off-season due to his separated shoulder rehab) AGAIN. And the other issue is that this limits Kanter's trade value.
...and just like that Enes Kanter's trade value got flushed down the toilet.— Peter J Novak (@Peter_J_Novak) June 23, 2014
On the bright side the Jazz are 3-0 in moving up in the draft on draft nights in which Enes Kanter is out with an injury. #BlameEnes— Peter J Novak (@Peter_J_Novak) June 23, 2014
Furthermore, Basketball John had this to add:
Personally, I think this uncertainty makes it 'okay' for the Jazz to settle and draft a bigman early in this NBA Draft. We need to know more before we know how to feel about this though.
Best wishes to Enes Kanter, and I hope he gets well soon. We want to see more pictures of the 8 pack on twitter too!