Surgery successful for Warriors' Brown

January 20, 2012, 1:54 am
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Warriors center Kwame Brown underwent successful surgery for a torn chest muscle, the team announced Thursday.

Brown signed a one-year, 7 million deal in December after Golden State was unsuccessful in its pursuit of free agents Tyson Chandler and DeAndre Jordan. Brown, 29, was in his 11th NBA season after being drafted No. 1 overall by the Washington Wizards in 2001.

Official press release:
Golden State Warriors center Kwame Brown underwent successful surgery yesterday (Wednesday, January 18) to repair his torn right pectoralis major (the large chest muscle that attaches to his right shoulder), the team announced today.

The procedure was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthpaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. Brown will remain in Southern California for a brief time and begin rehabilitation upon his return to the Bay Area sometime next week. He is expected to be out for a minimum of three months.

Brown, 31, suffered the injury at the 6:22 mark of the fourth quarter during the Warriors game against the Miami Heat on Tuesday, January 10. In nine games this season, he posted averages of 6.3 points and 6.3 rebounds in 20.8 minutes.

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