Jan 7, 2011, 7:29 PM EDT
Leon Powe just cannot catch a break.
The oft-injured Powe underwent knee surgery Friday to repair a torn meniscus and will be out about six weeks, reports Marc Spears of Yahoo, via twitter. This surgery is on his right knee, a different knee than the one where he tore the ACL as a member of the Celtics.
Powe injured his right knee Wednesday night in the Cavs loss to the Toronto Raptors. It was first reported just as a contusion, but clearly the damage was more extensive. Powe had been battling knee issues all season.
Powe has played in just 14 of the Cavaliers games this season and had been back for the last three after being out injured. With both Anderson Varejao and JJ Hickson battling injuries, the Cavs already unimpressive front line gets even thinner.
- Report: Cavaliers, Clippers discussing Jamal Crawford for Brendan Haywood trade 9
- Reports: David West agrees to veteran minimum deal to play for Spurs 35
- Report: Marc Gasol, Grizzlies reach deal on five-year, $110 million contract 7
- Manu Ginobili tweets he’ll play next season 6
- Who is left: 15 best free agents still on the board 12
- Report: Detroit Pistons sign restricted free agent Reggie Jackson for five-years, $80 million 38
- Report: Lakers near deal to sign Brandon Bass, may trade Nick Young 36
- Spurs reset franchise for post Tim Duncan life in one impressive week 19