Another Season, Another Injury For Sean May

By L.A. Batchelor
Updated: October 8, 2007

NORTH CAROLINA — Charlotte power forward Sean May has all the ability and talent in the world, but once again the promise of a great career has been dealt another blow.

The Bobcats will be without their former No. 1 pick (13th overall in 2005) out of UNC for the 2007-08 season after an exploratory procedure and several evaluations on his right knee revealed that he will need micro fracture surgery.

The only positive for the Bobcats is the team has become familiar with playing without May. He missed 41 games last season and the final 56 games of the 2005-06 season.

The team will look to find a veteran big man to fill the roster spot and will give minutes to some of the other “bigs” on the team including rookies Marcus Campbell and Jared Dudley.

Despite yet another injury for May, Bobcat team physician Glenn Perry remains hopeful he can come back and resume his career with the team. “Sean has dedicated himself to taking every available route to get back on the court,” Perry added. “We are hopeful that this procedure will allow him to resume his career and be the player that he wants to be.”

Sean will have surgery Tuesday at the Sports Medicine and Shoulder facility at the Hospital of Special Surgery in New York City. May is expected to be on crutches for up to eight weeks. Full recovery likely will take six to 12 months.

In two seasons, May has averaged 10.4 points and 5.9 rebounds in his brief career at Charlotte.

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