Tuesday , Sep , 13 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Bobcats rookie May undergoes surgery

Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) – The Charlotte Bobcats announced Tuesday that
rookie forward Sean May underwent successful arthroscopic surgery to remove
damaged cartilage in his right knee.

The procedure was performed in Santa Monica, California, by Dr. Stephen
Lombardo. Bobcats team physician Dr. Glenn Perry was also there to provide

“We are fortunate that this was a minor injury and caught early,” said Bobcats
general Manager and head coach Bernie Bickerstaff. “Sean has a great work
ethic and we know he will work extremely hard to be back to 100 percent when
the regular season begins.”

May was a key contributor to North Carolina’s championship team as the 6-9,
266-pounder was voted MVP of the NCAA Final Four after scoring 26 points on
10-of-11 shooting and grabbing 10 rebounds vs. Illinois in the title game. The
son of former collegiate great Scott May, Sean came out after his junior
season and averaged 17.2 points and 12.3 rebounds last year.

“I am committed to doing whatever I have to do to be back on the court as
quickly as possible because I am so excited to start my NBA career and to help
the Charlotte Bobcats grow,” said Sean May. “I feel I am in the best shape of
my life and this will not keep me down.”