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Zeller, who suffered the injury in Wednesday’s season-opening loss to Cleveland, had the surgery performed by Dr. Michelle Carlsson at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
Zeller, 28, leaves the Hornets without a starting center for an extended period, opening an opportunity for backup center Bismack Biyombo to play an increased role. The Hornets also have an open roster spot to add a player.
Zeller had career-high averages of 11.1 points and 7.1. rebounds last season.