May has knee surgery, rookie season likely over

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte Bobcats forward Sean May had
arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Thursday, likely bringing
his rookie season to an end.

May, the 13th overall pick in the NBA draft, had missed the past
13 games because of soreness in his knee. He had surgery on the
knee on Sept. 13 in California, then Charlotte officials scheduled
Thursday's procedure to explore why it was still bothering him.
Bobcats physician Dr. Glenn Perry trimmed torn cartilage during
the procedure.
There was no timetable for May's return, but he's expected to
need at least eight weeks to recover -- and probably won't be pushed
to return to the court.
"We want Sean to get healthy and get everything taken care
of," Bobcats coach Bernie Bickerstaff said. "We want him to take
his time. There will be no rush for him to come back -- he is too
important to our franchise."
May, who led North Carolina to the national championship last
season, played in 23 games and averaged 8.2 points and 4.7 rebounds
in 17.3 minutes. He scored in double figures 10 times and had a
double-double with 15 points and a season-best 10 rebounds at
Orlando on Nov. 15.