Mavericks Forward To Miss Several Months After Surgery

Following a torn hamstring suffered last week, Dallas Mavericks forward Maxi Kleber has now undergone surgery.

Kleber will begin rehabilitation immediately. And while the team didn't announce any timeline for his return, NBA injury expert Jeff Stotts paints a grim picture, saying it could be four months before Kleber is back in action.

Stotts uses the comp of Khris Middleton's torn hamstring (the same comp that Mavs coach Jason Kidd used), and says that it took Middleton 133 days to return to action post-surgery. A tough break for the Mavs. 

Kleber has been a top-notch defender for Dallas off the bench, while also shooting 37% from behind the stripe. He was averaging 6.2 points and 3.5 rebounds in 22 games.

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