Seattle Storm have confirmed that point guard Sue Bird will undergo surgery on her left hip tomorrow.
More updates from exit interviews: Sue Bird will have surgery on her left hip labrum tomorrow. Identical to last year’s surgery.
— Seattle Storm (@seattlestorm) October 4, 2012
Last year Bird had surgery on her right hip. Back then estimated period of recovery for her was 8-12 weeks. It should be similar this time, too.
Bird re-upped with UMMC and was set to join the team after New Year’s like she has for years. This surgery isn’t likely to change anything in that regard.
She played through that injury throughout most of the latter part of the season, but did not use that as an excuse for the losses.