Lorenzo Mata's Surgery Complete

Oct. 12, 2006

LOS ANGELES - UCLA junior center Lorenzo Mata had arthroscopic surgery today on his right knee at the UCLA Medical Center outpatient surgery facility, performed by UCLA team physician Dr. Gerald Finerman.

A small tear of Mata's right medial meniscus was removed back on June 16, 2006. Today, Mata's medial meniscus was found intact, but cartilage fragments from his knee were removed.

It is anticipated that Mata will be out four-to-five weeks for recovery.

"We are happy with the outcome of the surgery and look forward to his complete and full recovery," UCLA Head Coach Ben Howland said. "He is a very important part of our team and we will take a conservative approach in bringing him back. Once we get him back, we want him back for good."


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at Arizona State
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Saturday, Feb 20
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Saturday, Feb 27
at Stanford
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Las Vegas, NV
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