Wolves center Nikola Pekovic will undergo surgery next week to remove damage and repair his right Achilles tendon.
Pekovic has played just 31 games this season because of the injury, which has bothered him and limited him to 54 games played a season ago.
Pekovic is expected to be out indefinitely -- there's only seven games left this season -- and it's not immediately known when he'd be able to return to court work this off-season or whether, depending on the damage, if the matter could potentially be career threatening.
The "debridement" surgery will be performed next Wednesday by Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Flip Saunders the other day ruled Pekovic out for the rest of the season and before Wednesday's game said, "We’ve got to do something. We’re not just going to sit there. We tried different ways to let it heal, trying to be as proactive as we can…We have to re-evaluate what we do with him. He’s constantly seeing doctors the last three weeks. We’ll see where it takes us.”
The Wolves owe Pekovic nearly $36 million over the next three years beyond this one on a five-year contract he signed in summer 2013.