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Minnesota could lose Malcolm Lee for season to microfracture surgery

Dec 20, 2012, 8:45 PM EDT

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Minnesota thought they had lost Michael Lee for a while, but a while may be the end of the season due to the dreaded microfracture surgery.

Lee had been out indefinitely with a chrondal injury in his right knee (that involves the ligaments that cover each end of the bone in the knee) but Jerry Zogoda suggested the Star-Tribune it is more serious than had been let on.

And there’s a good chance Lee needs surgery — possibly micro-fracture surgery, like Rashad McCants had many years ago — and will be lost for the season.

Hopefully Lee would bounce back better than McCants did, but it is a serious surgery. Lee had started a few games after Brandon Roy went down, he can defend but on the other end he is less of a help, averaging 4.9 points on 38.2 percent shooting.

  1. Gordon - Dec 20, 2012 at 9:35 PM

    The curse of Joe Smith!

  2. 00maltliquor - Dec 20, 2012 at 9:40 PM

    JUST as soon as this poor kid started to actually get a chance to play! Man that sucks!

    • albertmn - Dec 21, 2012 at 9:25 AM

      Well, he was going to lose time with the other guards getting healthy anyway, but it would have been nice to still have him around if you need someone to harrass the scorer on the other team for a few minutes in a game.

    • drtrener - Dec 21, 2012 at 1:53 PM

      who cares who needs him?

  3. thegrey7 - Dec 20, 2012 at 10:13 PM

    Who is Michael Lee?

    • shaner329 - Dec 21, 2012 at 9:36 AM

      He’s a character on the HBO program The Wire

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