Matthew Atewe undergoes successful shin surgery

Matthew Atewe underwent successful surgery on his left shin on Friday. (Lauren Barnard/Auburn University)

Matthew Atewe underwent successful surgery on his left shin on Friday. (Lauren Barnard/Auburn University)

AUBURN – Freshman center Matthew Atewe underwent a “lower extremity procedure” on Friday morning, according to an Auburn release.

Atewe, who averaged 1.5 points and 3.4 rebounds in 14.4 minutes per game, last season, tweeted he was having surgery on his left shin.

According to the Auburn release, Friday’s surgery “went well and a full recovery is anticipated.”