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Celtics F Wallace undergoes ankle, knee surgery

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Boston Celtics forward Gerald Wallace will miss the remainder of the season after arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and left ankle.

The procedures, performed by Celtics team physician Brian McKeon and Dr. Mark Slovenkai, included the repair of a torn meniscus in the knee and removing bone spurs in the ankle, the team announced Tuesday.

Wallace had never previously undergone surgery during his 13-year NBA career.

“The report that I got from (team trainer) Ed Lacerte was that they did both, the ankle and the knee, and that both went well,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said, according to ESPN.com.

In his first season with the Celtics, the 6-foot-7 Wallace averaged 5.1 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 58 games. He was part of an offseason trade that included veterans Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett moving from Boston to Brooklyn.

Wallace hopes to be back at full strength by training camp next season.

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