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Malik Monk injury may keep him out of NBA Summer League

Monk is battling an injury suffered during pre-draft workouts.

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It looks like we won’t see Malik Monk in the NBA Summer League.

On Tuesday, the Charlotte Hornets announced that Monk will miss the Hornets Summer League Training Camp in Charlotte and is doubtful to participate in the Orlando Summer League with a sprained left ankle suffered during the pre-draft process.

The team did offer some good news in that Monk’s rehab is expected to last just 2-4 weeks, and he’s expected to be ready for training camp.

Monk was selected 11th overall in the 2017 NBA Draft by the Hornets after a memorable freshman season with the Kentucky Wildcats. The Arkansas native led the SEC in total points scored (754), three-pointers made (104) and three-point field goal percentage (39.7%) during the 2016-17 season.

That earned Monk All-American Second Team honors, the 2016-17 Jerry West Award, 2016-17 SEC Player of the Year, 2016-17 SEC Freshman of the Year, and 2016-17 All-SEC First Team honors.