Lakers say Metta World Peace had successful surgery

The Lakers reported Metta World Peace underwent successful surgery in Los Angeles today to treat the lateral meniscus tear in his left knee, an injury that will sideline him for at least six weeks.

The surgery was performed by team doctors Steve Lombardo and Dan Kharrazi of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Grpup in Los Angeles. World Peace had averaged 12.8 points per game in 70 appearances, his highest mark in his four seasons with the Lakers. He had also appeared in better shape compared to recent years.

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