Thursday , Nov , 09 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Portland’s Miles to have surgery

Portland, OR (Sports Network) – The Portland Trail Blazers announced on
Thursday that forward Darius Miles will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his
right knee next Tuesday.

Miles, who has not appeared in any games this season, will travel to New York
where Dr. Russell Warren will perform the surgery. It is unknown what the
recovery time will be from the surgery so Miles will be out indefinitely.

He missed extensive time last season after undergoing arthroscopic knee
surgery in December.

“Darius has done everything he was supposed to do with his rehabilitation
from last year’s surgery,” said team president and general manager Steve
Patterson. “After consultation with several knee experts it has been
determined that this is the best course of action.”

Over six seasons, including stops with the Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland,
he has appeared in 412 games, 190 starts, and has averaged 10.6 points per
game to go with 5.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists.

Also, the team announced that head coach Nate McMillan will miss Friday’s game
versus the Hornets due to a death in the family. He will rejoin the team in
time for Sunday’s contest against Dallas.