Warriors' Damian Jones has surgery; rehab to begin in six weeks

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Warriors center Damian Jones underwent surgery for a torn left pectoral muscle.

Golden State said Friday that Jones had the procedure Wednesday in Chicago, with Dr. Benjamin Domb performing it. Jones is expected to begin the rehab process in six weeks, with a timetable to be determined based on his progress.

Jones was injured Saturday in Detroit. A third-year pro out of Vanderbilt, he developed in the G League last season to emerge as the starter for the two-time defending NBA champions.

Jones, 23, started in 22 of his 24 games, averaging 5.4 points and 3.1 rebounds in 17.1 minutes. Golden State had an opening at center following the offseason departures of JaVale McGee, Zaza Pachulia and David West.