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Chandler Parsons has been recovering from 'minor' microfracture surgery, per report

More details have come forward from Parsons' surgery in May.

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Chandler Parsons underwent a "minor hybrid" microfracture surgery in May from which he's currently recovering, ESPN Dallas' Tim MacMahon reported on Sunday evening.

The surgery was in the "best possible spot", a source told MacMahon, because the injury occurred in a non-weight bearing spot of his knee. It was not a traditional microfracture surgery, which is a more severe surgery that would keep Parsons out for a longer duration.

The Mavericks were unclear about the surgery, which Parsons underwent on May 1. Parsons has not been cleared yet for training camp, which begins on Tuesday. He's still "optimistic" for the Oct. 28 season opener, MacMahon reported. The surgery was performed by team physician T.O. Souryal.

This is good news for the Mavericks and for Parsons. Microfracture surgery had been rumored all summer for the star forward, who Dallas expects to take on a larger playmaking role for the team this year. The Mavericks also signed Wesley Matthews this summer, who is recovering from an Achilles injury but told Mavs Moneyball that he will be ready for the season opener. If the Mavericks can get even one of those two back by the first game, they will be in much better shape than many had feared.