UCLA junior guard Malcolm Lee will have arthroscopic surgery next week to remove a portion of the meniscus (cartilage) in his right knee, head men's basketball coach Ben Howland announced today. Lee injured the knee playing basketball on Sunday and an MRI on Wednesday revealed the torn meniscus.
"Malcolm has been performing very well during our off-season workouts," said Howland. "We expect he will be better than ever following the surgery."
Lee is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks.