Naz Long’s second hip surgery date announced


Junior guard Naz Long shoots a three-pointer during the Big 12 Championship semifinal game against Oklahoma on March 13 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. The Cyclones defeated the Sooners 67-65 to advance to the final championship game against Kansas on March 14. Long had 8 points for Iowa State.

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Naz Long went under the knife for arthroscopic surgery on his left hip on April 1 to alleviate chronic and worsening pain. On May 7, his right hip will receive the same treatment.

Long’s surgery will again be performed by Dr. Bryan Warme at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. The recovery time is expected to last three to five months, which will keep Long out of the Capital City Summer League in Des Moines, but will also prepare him for his final season at Iowa State.

“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 in an ISU press release. “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.”

ISU athletic trainer Vic Miller said Long’s recovery from his initial surgery is progressing positively.

“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 started 33 of 34 games for the Cyclones during the 2014-15 season, averaging 10.1 points per game and knocking down 77 3-pointers to lead Iowa State.