Perth Wildcats star import DeAndre Daniels has undergone surgery to remove a small bone fragment from his right elbow.
The injury was revealed during the Wildcats initial screening process of its new players.
With the 2014/15 NBL season more than five weeks away, the club opted to have the joint repaired surgically rather than preventatively maintain the issue throughout the season.
This will allow Daniels to fully develop as a player and give the Perth Wildcats the best possible chance of winning back-to-back Championships.
The 22-year-old is expected to be discharged from hospital later today.
Daniels will re-join his teammates in the next week and begin the rehabilitation process, which is expected to take four to six weeks.