PHILADELPHIA, June 20 (UPI) -- Center Samuel Dalembert of the Philadelphia 76ers has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.
He spent the entire 2002-03 season on the injured list. The 20-minute procedure Thursday was performed by team physician Dr. Jack McPhilemy at the Alabama Sports Medicine Center in Birmingham.
"The surgery went well and verified that the healing process is complete," McPhilemy said. "We expect Samuel to make a full recovery."
It is the second surgery in less than a year for Dalembert, who is expected to be able to return to basketball activity in 4-6 weeks. On Oct. 25, he underwent an arthroscopic procedure to repair chondral defects in the knee.
Picked by the Sixers in the first round of the 2001 draft, the Seton Hall product has missed 110 games because of injury in his first two NBA seasons.