Oct. 7, 2012
LOS ANGELES - UCLA junior guard Tyler Lamb will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Tuesday and is expected to miss four to six weeks.
Lamb played in all 33 games as a sophomore last season (32 starts), averaging 9.0 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. He missed one month after undergoing a similar procedure on the same knee on July 2, 2010.
"I'm very optimistic that Tyler will be back in four weeks," head coach Ben Howland said. "He's going to be very diligent with his rehab, and we are hopeful that this will be a quick and successful procedure. He had similar surgery on this knee the summer before his freshman year, and he quickly recovered from that."
Lamb, who hails from Santa Ana, Calif., averaged 10.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists in three games during UCLA's weeklong goodwill tour in China from Aug. 23-29, 2012.
UCLA opens its 2012-13 season in New Pauley Pavilion against Indiana State on Friday, Nov. 9. Game time against the Sycamores is slated for 8 p.m.