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Cavaliers Leon Powe has knee surgery, out six weeks

Jan 7, 2011, 7:29 PM EDT

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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.

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