Tuesday , Mar , 27 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Raptors’ Garbajosa has ankle surgery

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) – Toronto Raptors forward Jorge Garbajosa
underwent successful surgery Tuesday to repair a displaced left ankle joint
with a ligament tear and fractured fibula.

The surgery was performed at Toronto Western Hospital by Dr. Johnny Lau with
the assistance of Raptors medical director Dr. Paul Marks.

“We are pleased with the reduction of the fracture and restoration of his
displaced ankle joint,” said Dr. Marks. “Everything is restored to an
appropriate anatomic position, and we will now await post-operative recovery
and healing of the soft tissue and fracture.”

Garbajosa was taken off the floor on a stretcher during Monday’s loss against

Garbajosa was attempting to block Celtics forward Al Jefferson’s dunk.
Garbajosa fell hard, grabbed his leg and yelled to the bench for help.

The Spaniard was taken to New England Baptist Medical Center for X-rays and

Garbajosa is averaging 8.5 points and 4.9 rebounds per game this season.