Knee surgery for Diop

Dec. 4, 2003 at 3:39 PM
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CLEVELAND, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Center DeSagana Diop of Cleveland has undergone surgery on his right knee.

He is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks.

Team physician Dr. Richard D. Parker performed the surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus. Diop suffered the injury in the first overtime of Saturday's 122-115 double-overtime loss to Memphis.

Diop is averaging 2.8 points and 4.5 rebounds in 16 games. The 7-foot, 300-pounder was selected by the Cavaliers with the eighth overall pick in the 2001 draft and has averaged 1.7 points and 2.7 boards in 114 games.

Cleveland (4-15), which has lost eight straight games, hosts the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday.

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