Tuesday , Apr , 11 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Boston’s Szczerbiak has successful surgery

Boston, MA (Sports Network) – Boston Celtics forward Wally Szczerbiak
underwent successful arthroscopic surgery to have cartilage repaired in his
left knee.

The Celtics said Szczerbiak is expected to begin rehab immediately and he will
likely be ready for training camp in October.

Szczerbiak had been playing through the injury since early February and an MRI
exam last week revealed the nature of the problem.

The 6-foot-7 Szczerbiak was acquired by Boston in late January from Minnesota
along with Michael Olowokandi, center Dwayne Jones and a future first round
draft choice. The Timberwolves received guards Ricky Davis and Marcus Banks,
center Mark Blount, forward Justin Reed and two conditional second round draft
choices in return.

In 72 games this season with both Boston and Minnesota, Szczerbiak averaged
19.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. The Miami-Ohio product
played in 32 games with the Celtics after the trade and averaged 17.5 points
per game.