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Jason Richardson ends season with knee surgery

2/20/13 in NBA   |   Mia781   |   953 respect

Philadelphia 76ers veteran guard Jason Richardson who was set to miss the entire season with a left knee injury underwent successful surgery, the team announced on Tuesday.
 
The 32-year-old Jason Richardson, who has not played in nearly a month since the fluid in his left knee drained on Jan. 18 had a surgery to repair an articular cartilage lesion on the medial condyle of his femur bone at Mount Sinai Medical Center. The surgery on Jason Richardson’s left knee was performed Dr. Jonathan Glashow, who is co-chief of sports medicine in a hospital at New York.
 
Jason Richardson is expected to be out nine to 12 months while recovering from the knee surgery. So, it is safe to assume Jason Richardson will miss the start of the Philadelphia 76ers’ 2013-14 season.
 
The 12-year veteran Jason Richardson missed the past 11 games before the team decided surgery was the only way to go around the knee injury. Jason Richardson last played on Jan. 18, contributing just 7 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist while logging 28 minutes in the 108-101 win against the Toronto Raptors.
 
Jason Richardson’s brief stint with the Philadelphia 76ers has been unfortunate so far as he appeared in just 33 of 108 possible games so far this season. The Philadelphia 76ers acquired Jason Richardson from Orlando Magic in a four-team trade last August. The blockbuster trade also featured All-Star center Dwight Howard, who was shipped by the Orlando Magic to the Los Angeles Lakers.
 
Jason Richardson finished the season while averaging 10.5 points and 3.8 rebounds for the Philadelphia 76ers. The 6-foot-6 Jason Richardson boasts career averages of 17.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.2 steals on 44 percent shooting from the field per game.
 
Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 76ers (22-29) are in the ninth place in the Eastern Conference, four games behind the Milwaukee Bucks to secure the last playoffs spot in the conference.
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