Malcolm Lee tears right meniscus

UCLA junior guard Malcolm Lee tore his right meniscus playing basketball on Sunday, and he will have have arthroscopic surgery next week to remove a portion of the meniscus (cartilage) in his right knee, head men’s basketball coach Ben Howland announced on Thursday. Lee had an MRI on Wednesday, which revealed the extent of the injury.

Lee, who is expected to be out for four-to-six weeks, averaged 12.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists as a sophomore.

“Malcolm has been performing very well during our off-season workouts,” Howland said. “We expect he will be better than ever following the surgery.”