It’s never good news when your first round pick has had to undergo two arthroscopic hip surgeries in the span of eight months, but that’s exactly what has happened to Golden State Warriors forward Kevon Looney. The talented 20-year old will be out for four to six months as a result of the medical procedure.

From Monte Poole, columnist for CSN Bay Area dot com:

Looney on Friday morning underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left hip -– roughly eight months after having similar surgery on his right hip –- the Warriors announced in a late afternoon news release. The operation was successful, according to the team. Looney, who this season appeared in five games, most recently on Feb. 25, will be sidelined from four to six months, the team added.

Looney appeared in just five games for the team this season, but he did play in 12 D-League games for the Santa Cruz Warriors. He averaged 9.75 points, 7.42 rebounds, and shot 39.6 percent from the field in 19.1 minutes per game. The talent is there, but he just has to get over this injury issue that he’s currently dealing with.

In some ways, these types of surgeries could put his career in some jeopardy since two hip surgeries at such a young age for a player in a sport as lower-half demanding as basketball could lead to long-term issues. But you cross that bridge when you get to it. We wish Looney the best, and we hope he makes a full recovery.