Thomas Robinson to undergo arthroscopic surgery after meniscus tear


Recently signed Brooklyn Nets forward Thomas Robinson will undergo arthroscopic surgery Wednesday after suffering a meniscus tear in his right knee, the Nets announced today. Robinson sustained the tear, which the team described as “small,” while working out in New York.

Robinsons tweeted that the injury was a “minor setback” and that he would be fine.

There timetable for his recovery and return will come following the surgery. A meniscus tear is not normally a career-altering injury and many players return within two months, which would allow Robinson to return fully healthy for training camp.

Robinson has never missed any games with a right knee injury, though he did miss games with a strained left patella. He also underwent surgery last offseason on a torn ligament in his right thumb.

The Nets signed Robinson to a two-year deal for the veteran’s minimum, the second year a player option. Robinson played last season with the Portland Trail Blazers and Philadelphia 76ers, and nearly joined the Nets in February through the waiver process.