Thursday , May , 27 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Clippers’ Brand undergoes simultaneous surgeries

Westwood, CA (Sports Network) – Los Angeles Clippers forward Elton Brand
underwent a pair of successful surgical procedures Wednesday.

Brand had arthroscopic surgery to repair a slight cartilage tear in his left
knee and also had calcium deposits removed from his right ring finger.

Both of the operations were performed in Westwood, California and he is
expected to make a full recovery and return to full strength in three to four

This past season, Brand averaged 20.0 points and 10.3 rebounds in 69 games.
For his career, the Duke product has posted totals of 19.4 points, 10.7 boards
and 2.7 assists per contest.