The Miami HEAT announced today that Dorell Wright underwent successful surgery this afternoon to repair a meniscal tear on the lateral joint line of his left knee. The surgery, a one-hour and 15-minute procedure, was performed by team physician Dr. Harlan Selesnick at Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables.
Wright will miss the remainder of the regular season and will be in a straight-leg brace for one month. He will begin rehabilitation immediately.
Wright was injured with 9:40 remaining in the second quarter in the HEAT’s loss to the Sacramento Kings on March 2.
Currently in his fourth NBA season, Wright has appeared in 43 games (33 starts) for the HEAT this season, and has averaged 7.9 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 25.2 minutes per game.