Hornets center Cody Zeller will have surgery on left knee

CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 18:  Cody Zeller #40 of the Charlotte Hornets goes to the basket against the Washington Wizards on March 18, 2017 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice:  Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Hornets center Cody Zeller will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his torn medial meniscus in his left knee.

The team says the surgery is scheduled for Tuesday.

It remains unclear how long Zeller will be out.

Zeller, 25, injured his knee in the third quarter of the Hornets game against Golden State on Dec. 6. The 7-0 Zeller is averaging 7.2 points and 5.5 rebounds in 19.9 minutes per game this season.

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