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Warriors rookie Udoh out for six months after wrist surgery

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Golden State Warriors rookie forward Ekpe Udoh is expected to be sidelined for six months after undergoing successful wrist surgery, the team said.

Udoh, the team's first-round selection and sixth player chosen in the NBA draft, had a torn ligament in his left wrist repaired during the surgery on Wednesday, the team said in a news release.

The wrist will be immobilized for approximately 10 weeks with Udoh needing six months recovery time before he can play.

(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Raleigh, North Carolina; Editing by Sonia Oxley)