Friday , Dec , 12 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Timberwolves’ Olowokandi out after knee surgery

Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) – Minnesota Timberwolves center Michael
Olowokandi had surgery on his right knee Friday and is expected to miss six-
to-eight weeks.

Olowokandi was not placed on the injured list, but Timberwolves head coach
Flip Saunders said the team would attempt to sign a free agent to replace him.

The 7-foot-1 center, who signed with the Timberwolves as a free agent in the
offseason after spending five seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers, has
already missed three games after the original diagnosis was tendinitis.

The first overall pick in 1998, Olowokandi was averaging 6.4 points and 3.7
rebounds in 15 games this season.