Robbie Hummel Tears Meniscus: Out 4-6 Weeks

On Tuesday, the Minnesota Timberwolves 2012 second-round draft pick Robbie Hummel underwent successful surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. The procedure was done by Dr. David Altcheck, who previously performed surgery to repair the second of two torn ACLs that Hummel suffered during his time with the Purdue Boilermakers.

Hummel is currently playing overseas in Spain for the Spanish club Obradoiro, and his injury will most likely keep him from playing in the club’s first 2 or 3 games. The 58th overall selection in this summers NBA draft, Hummel has had a tough time staying healthy as he has had 3 surgeries on his right knee in the last 3 years. Although a meniscusal tear will most likely only keep him off the court for 4-6 weeks, it remains unsettling that it is once again his right knee which is causing the 6-foot-8 forward problems.

With the additions of Chase Budinger and Andrei Kirilenko, the Timberwolves appear to be set at SF for the next few seasons, meaning Hummel may not end up providing an impact for Minnesota for a few years to come. However, if the former Purdue standout can find a way onto the Wolves active roster next season, the Timberpups could greatly use his perimeter shooting and leadership.


  1. John says

    This is another unfortunate setback for Hummel. Was this the same knee for each of his procedures or “just” two of the three?

    I could see him fill an end of the bench role for this team somewhere down the line, but that’s probably about it. We’ll see.