Report: Iverson to have leg surgery

Jan. 12, 2011 at 9:15 PM
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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.

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