Saturday , Dec , 29 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Troy Hudson Probably Done for Season

Warriors reserve point guard Troy Hudson told BANG-East Bay on Friday that his injured left hip requires arthroscopic surgery, a move that threatens to bring his first season with Golden State to a premature end.

Hudson said he will undergo surgery shortly after Jan.1 to repair a small tear in the labrum of his left hip. The exact date and choice of surgeon have yet to be finalized because some offices have been closed for the holiday season.

The typical recovery time for such a procedure is three to four months, Hudson said, which would put him on the shelf at least until the first week of April, when only two weeks remain in the NBA’s regular season.

Hudson first showed signs of the injury in early November and has not played since Dec. 12, totaling 94 minutes in nine games with averages of 3.1 points, 1.0 assists and 0.8 rebounds per game. The 31-year-old sought a second opinion from a specialist in the New York area last week, and that meeting — which confirmed the initial findings of Warriors team doctors — was enough to convince him surgery is necessary…(Click here for more from