Saturday , Jan , 24 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Sixers’ MacCulloch undergoes surgery

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Philadelphia 76ers center Todd MacCulloch
had surgery on his left foot due to a possible career-ending neurological
disorder the team announced Saturday.

The surgery, which was roughly two-hours was performed on Thursday in
Baltimore. MacCulloch may have to undergo the same procedure, which is called
tarsel tunnel release surgery.

The reason that another surgery would be necessary is if there is improvement
with his left foot.

MacCulloch, 27 has not played basketball for nearly a year. He shows signs of
Charcot-Marie Tooth disease a genetic disorder that disrupts balance and
causes problems with hands and feet.

The Sixers placed him on the injured list for the entire season.

In his career, he has averaged 6.1 points per game with 4 rebounds a contest
for Philadelphia and the New Jersey Nets.

MacCulloch, who played collegiately at Washington, was drafted by the Sixers
back in 1999.

PHI