Blazers' Pendergraph has hip surgery

Sept. 10, 2009 at 1:28 PM

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Rookie Portland Trail Blazers forward Jeff Pendergraph is recovering from hip surgery that will sideline him for 10-12 weeks.

Pendergraph, the 31st overall draft pick who was signed by Portland Tuesday, had the operation Wednesday to fix a left hip impingement. Portland acquired his rights in a draft-day deal with Sacramento.

Pendergraph averaged 12.6 points and 7.5 rebounds in four seasons at Arizona State.

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