Entries in Left knee surgery (3)


Victor Cruz's Season is Over

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.) -- New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz underwent arthroscopic debridement on his left knee Thursday, ending the former Pro Bowler's season.

Cruz also suffered a concussion during the Giants' loss to Seattle last Sunday. Cruz was cleared of the concussion on Wednesday but the Giants officially ruled him out for the team's game this Sunday against Detroit, and spokesman Pat Hanlon said Cruz will not play in the season finale versus Washington.

The 27-year-old Cruz signed a five-year, $43 million extension with New York during the offseason.

Cruz caught 73 passes for 998 yards and four touchdowns in 14 games this season.

Cruz finishes two yards shy of becoming the fourth Giants player ever to record three straight 1,000-yard receiving seasons.

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T-Wolves' Chase Budinger Out 3-4 Months 

Minnesota Timberwolves/NBA(MINNEAPOLIS) -- Minnesota Timberwolves forward Chase Budinger is expected to miss the next 3-4 months while recovering from surgery he had to repair the torn lateral meniscus in his left knee.

The 24-year-old Budinger was injured in the fourth quarter of the Timberwolves' game versus the Chicago Bulls Saturday, and the surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday.

Budinger joins a long list of injured Wolves players, including Kevin Love, JJ Barea, Ricky Rubio, Brandon Roy, and Nickola Pekovic.

Budinger has averaged 11.8 points and 3.5 rebounds per game, helping the T-Wolves (5-2) to their best start since the 2001-02 season.

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Blake Griffin is Feeling Good

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(LOS ANGELES) -- Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin's left knee is healing just fine.

The 23-year-old had arthroscopic surgery in July, to repair a medial meniscus tear of his left knee that he suffered during Team USA's training camp in Las Vegas on July 11.

Now, less than two-months after the surgery, Griffin is saying he is healthy and ready to play.

"If camp started tomorrow, I'd be ready to go," Griffin told Tuesday. "I could go now if I needed to."

Griffin is an important piece to the Clippers success. He helped lead the team to only their third playoff series win this year, and averaging 20.7 points and 10.9 rebounds per game last season.

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