Szczerbiak undergoes ankle surgery

March 8, 2007 at 6:22 PM
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BOSTON, March 8 (UPI) -- Forward Wally Szczerbiak of the Boston Celtics Thursday underwent successful surgery on his left ankle, and is done for the season.

The eight-year veteran from Miami of Ohio missed a total of 28 games this season because of ankle injuries, which occurred five different times.

Various injuries have caused him to has miss significant time in four of the last five seasons.

His per contest averages this season were 15 points and 3.1 rebounds in the 32 games in which he played.

"It's just strange when someone has that many ankle sprains in a season," Coach Doc Rivers told the Boston Herald on Feb. 20 after Szczerbiak's fifth sprain Feb. 20 at Sacramento. "The good news is that he'll be healthy early, and ready for us next October."

Szczerbiak, a former Mid-America Conference Player of the Year, has career averages of 15.6 points and 4.3 rebounds in 502 NBA games.

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