Kwame Brown has left ankle surgery
Los Angeles Lakers forward/center Kwame Brown underwent successful reconstructive surgery on his left ankle, it was announced today.
The procedure was performed by Dr. David Porter in Indianapolis, Indiana. Brown will begin rehab in approximately 1-2 weeks and will be able to start running in 6-8 weeks. He is expected to make a full and complete recovery and return to playing status in a minimum of four months.
In 41 games this season, Brown averaged 8.4 points, 6.0 rebounds and a career-best 1.20 blocked shots in 27.6 minutes. After missing the opening seven games of the season while recovering from a rotator cuff bruise/bursitis in his right shoulder, Brown suffered a severely sprained ankle December 31 versus Philadelphia, an injury that would keep him out of the teamís next 27 contests and a total of 34 games in all.
In five postseason games, Brown averaged 8.6 points and 5.6 rebounds in 26.6 minutes while scoring a playoff career-high 19 points on 8-of-14 shooting April 26 versus Phoenix.