Wednesday , Jan , 10 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Nets’ Krstic has surgery, should be ready for next season

East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) – New Jersey Nets forward/center
Nenad Krstic had successful reconstructive surgery of the torn anterior
cruciate ligament in his left knee on Wednesday.

Krstic’s procedure was performed at the Hospital for Special Surgery in
Manhattan and he will begin rehab immediately. The Nets expect Krstic, who
will miss the remainder of this season, to be ready for next season’s training
camp.

Krstic tore the ACL in his left knee while attempting a spin move during the
third quarter. He immediately dropped to the court, and didn’t put any weight
on the injured knee when helped to the locker room.

Starting all 26 games this season, Krstic was averaging 16.4 points and 6.8
rebounds per contest before the injury. He was shooting over 50 percent from
the floor (52.6), and had five double-doubles on the campaign.

During three seasons in the league, Krstic is averaging 12.4 points and 6.0
rebounds per game in 181 contests.

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