Until then, Pekovic said, he will finish this season playing in the Wolves' final games. He had 10 points and four rebounds Monday in a 111-88 loss to Indiana.
"It's something that will help me to be healthy next season," he said. "It will help me and my team and everything. I know without that trouble, I'll be more calm, not thinking about it. And hopefully, not miss any games."
Pekovic has not decided yet where he will have the surgery or which doctor will perform it. He has been hampered by the injury since early February.
The second-year player has averaged 13.4 points and 7.0 rebounds per game this season.