Thursday , Mar , 11 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

76ers’ Robinson opts for elbow surgery

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Philadelphia 76ers forward Glenn Robinson
has opted for surgery on his ailing right elbow and will be sidelined
indefinitely.

Robinson, who has been bothered by right elbow synovitis, will undergo the
procedure on Tuesday, March 16. He met with Dr. James Andrews of the Alabama
Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, Alabama on Monday. The
examination revealed bone chips in the elbow.

“It’s been bothering me for a while and every time it flares up it gets worse
and worse,” Robinson said. He was deciding between rest and treatment or
arthroscopic surgery.

The injury has caused Robinson to miss five of the last seven games. He also
sat out 15 contests earlier this season with a left ankle sprain and missed
the first three contests of the year due to an NBA suspension.

In 42 games this season, Robinson is averaging 16.6 points per outing.

PHI