Matt Barnes out eight weeks after knee surgery

Los Angeles Lakers forward Matt Barnes underwent successful surgery today on a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee, it was announced today.

The surgery was performed by Lakers team physician Dr. Steve Lombardo at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. Barnes is expected to be out for approximately eight weeks.

Barnes suffered the injury on January 7 in a game against the New Orleans Hornets.

In 37 games this season, Barnes has averaged 7.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 20.8 minutes.