Wednesday , Aug , 09 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Celtics Pierce has successful elbow surgery

Boston, MA (Sports Network) – Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce underwent
successful minor arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow on Wednesday.

The surgery was performed by team physician Dr. Brian McKeon at New England
Baptist Hospital. Pierce will begin rehabilitation immediately and is expected
to return by the start of training camp.

Pierce has spent each of his eight NBA seasons with the Celtics, who made him
the 10th overall pick of the 1998 NBA Draft after a standout collegiate career
at Kansas. He has averaged 23.5 points with 6.5 rebounds and is the eighth-
leading scorer in Celtics history.

Pierce, a five-time All-Star and team captain, averaged a career-high 26.8
points with 6.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists during the 2005-06 season.