New York Knicks big man Jeremy Tyler underwent surgery on Thursday to repair “a stress fracture of his right fifth metatarsal,” the team announced.
The former Tokyo Apache post player underwent the procedure on his foot at Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. Dr. Martin O’Malley performed the surgery.
Tyler, entering his third NBA season, is expected to be sidelined for eight-to-10 weeks.
Last season, Tyler played in the NBA Development League and for the Golden State Warriors and Atlanta Hawks. He competed for the Knicks in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas before earning a spot on the team’s 15-man roster for the upcoming season.
Tyler, 22, received a partially guaranteed deal from the Knicks. Now, he is expected to miss the entire preseason, which could hurt his chances of remaining on the team.