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Kelenna Azubuike to have knee surgery to fix first surgery

Mar 22, 2011, 9:15 PM EDT

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This just sucks.

If you remember Kelenna Azubuike from when he was healthy with the Golden State Warriors, you remember saying to yourself “they may have something here.” Crazy athlete who was perfect for an up and down game. A guy who came to the Knicks in the David Lee trade and could have been the steal of that deal.

But he never recovered from a torn patellar tendon in 2009 and never saw the court with the Knicks, and now we know why — a botched surgery, according to the New York Post.

A Knicks source recently said the initial surgery went badly.

“They put his knee back together wrong,” the source said.

Last night, Azubuike confirmed on Twitter, “The 1st surgery in 09 wasn’t done right. Gettin it done right this time!”

This means an entire second round of major knee surgery rehab.

The Knicks bought him out, so he is a free agent. If the surgery and rehab go well, there will be a few teams willing to take another look at him.

  1. ahemahem - Mar 22, 2011 at 9:24 PM

    If I multi-million dollar earning athlete can’t get a good surgery, what does that mean for the rest of us?

    • craigw24 - Mar 23, 2011 at 10:42 AM

      Sounds like national health care would do better – regardless your political association.

  2. pastortodd78 - Mar 23, 2011 at 12:24 AM

    It makes it even worse that his dad is a prominent doctor here in Oklahoma.

    • sgdfdd - Mar 25, 2011 at 3:00 AM

      His dad passed away in November.

  3. thestudiokida - Mar 23, 2011 at 10:44 AM


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