Report: Iverson to have leg surgery

Jan. 12, 2011 at 9:15 PM
| License Photo

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Former NBA star Allen Iverson will return to the United States from Turkey to have surgery on his right leg, NBC-Philadelphia reported Wednesday.

The report said Iverson did not plan to announce his retirement. Instead, he will have surgery to remove a painful lesion from the leg.

Iverson has been playing this season in the Turkish Basketball League because no team in the NBA offered him a contract. He signed a two-year, $4 million deal with the Besiktas team.

Iverson has also suffered from an injured right ankle that has reduced his playing time this season.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more news from UPI.com
Related UPI Stories
share with facebook
share with twitter
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories