Thursday , Jan , 19 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Bobcats’ May has second surgery on knee

Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) – Charlotte Bobcats forward Sean May underwent
successful arthroscopic surgery Thursday to trim damaged cartilage in the
right knee which has plagued him throughout his rookie season.

May also had an arthroscopic procedure on the same knee back in September and
played in 23 of the Bobcats’ first 26 games. However, he has been sidelined
since December 20 because of continued soreness and discomfort.

The former North Carolina star is expected to make a full recovery, but the
team has not set a timetable for his return.

“We are in a posture where we want Sean (to get healthy), and we kind of
insisted that he get everything taken care of,” said Charlotte general manager
and head coach Bernie Bickerstaff. “We want him to take his time. There will
be no rush to him coming back — he’s too important to our franchise.”

Selected by the Bobcats with the 13th overall pick in the 2005 draft, May has
averaged 8.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 17.3 minutes per game this season.