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ISU: Naz Long to undergo second hip surgery

The following is a news release courtesy of Iowa State Athletics Communications:

 AMES — Iowa State guard Naz Long will have arthroscopic surgery performed on his right hip on Thursday, May 7. The surgery will replicate the previous procedure that was performed on April 1 on his left hip, alleviating chronic pain that worsened throughout his junior season. The surgery will again be performed by Dr. Bryan Warme at Mary Greeley Hospital in Ames and the recovery time is expected to be 3-5 months.

 Iowa State men’s basketball athletic trainer Vic Miller says that Long’s recovery from his first surgery has went well.

“Naz is ahead of schedule on his recovery from his first surgery on his left hip and our hope is the second hip will respond in the same way,” Miller said. “Naz was so strong going into the first surgery, which always helps in a recovery.”

Long looks forward to getting the surgeries behind him and becoming an even bigger threat on the court.

“I’m looking forward to getting back to where I was and being able to do things from a mobility standpoint that I haven’t been able to do,” Long said. “I’ve been lifting for two weeks now and they tell me I am ahead of schedule. I’ve been blessed with a good body, one that has allowed me to heal faster. I’m excited to get this second surgery behind me.”

Long, a Mississauga, Ontario, native, started 33 of 34 games for the Cyclones in 2014-15. He averaged 10.1 points and hit a team-high 77 three-pointers. Long’s 2.3 three-pointers per game was second among Big 12 players.

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