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Charles Matthews injury update and return

Charles Matthews' surgery was successful, but he'll be on the mend for another month or so.

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

It was reported last week that Kentucky Wildcats freshman guard Charles Matthews underwent a minor surgical procedure.

It turns out that Matthews had surgery to repair an issue in his hip, though it wasn't anything serious. But as is the case with any kind of surgery, Matthews is going to be on the mend for several weeks as he recovers, according to the Cats Pause.

It also turns out that the injury plagued Matthews during his freshman season, but it should be healed up soon enough.

Matthews' mother, Nichole Matthews, tells her son underwent a minor, outpatient procedure on his hip.

"It was a minor procedure right around the hip area," Matthews said. "Just some muscles that needed to be repaired.

"It was giving him problems during the season so we decided to go ahead and take a preventative measure. We saw it coming and said, 'let's nip this in the bud.'"

During his first year as a Wildcat, Matthews did appear in all 36 games while making three starts, but averaged just 1.7 points and 1.6 boards in 10.3 minutes per game. His season highlights include scoring a career-high 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting with a 3-pointer in a win over South Florida. He also grabbed a career-high seven rebounds in a win over Boston.

Be sure to read the full interview for more insight on Matthews' first season in Lexington and expectations going forward.