Rockets guard Steve Francis will undergo season-ending surgery in order to repair a torn quadriceps tendon in his right knee.  Francis has been sidelined with the injury since 12/19/07.  The surgery will be performed during the week of 2/25 by Dr. Walter Lowe.

After battling through increasing knee discomfort in mid-December, Francis immediately began a rehabilitation program focused on reducing the pain in the joint.  An MRI performed on 1/3/08 at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center revealed additional damage.  The decision to proceed with a surgical repair of the tendon was reached after consulting with a variety of medical specialists that include: Rockets Team Physician Tom Clanton, Dr. Richard Steadman and Dr. Ben Shaffer.