Chase Budinger (along with Love & Roy) was one of the biggest culprits to the injury bug a season ago. Now his 2013-14 campaign has started the exact same way.
We found out just a few days ago that Budinger underwent surgery to remove a quarter of his lateral meniscus in that same knee that it was repaired in almost a year ago.
By removing some of the meniscus his recovery time should be a lot less, like weeks instead of months, but it definitely hurts the team (despite the improved depth) and Chase--as he would have likely bee the team's starting small forward.
I expect him to return sometime toward the first couple weeks of the season and should be able to work himself back into shape and integrated into Adelman's rotation by the end of November, barring any other major setbacks.