August 22, 2014
Houston Rockets' Tracy McGrady dunks the ball over Los Angeles Lakers' Luke Walton during the first half of a basketball game in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Houston Rockets star Tracy McGrady is having season-ending surgery on his left knee.
McGrady has been bothered all season by soreness and finally
said last week he had decided to have the risky surgery, scheduled
for Tuesday in Chicago.
The team had never officially confirmed McGrady would have
surgery, and general manager Daryl Morey said last week that the
Rockets wanted to talk to McGrady about his decision.
McGrady has been consulting with doctors since the All-Star
break. He's missed Houston's last four games and 21 overall because
of lingering soreness in the knee, the aftermath of arthroscopic
surgery last May.
The seven-time All-Star was averaging 15.6 points, five assists
and 4.4 rebounds.
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