Lakers' Bryant has knee surgery

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, Last Updated: 8:39 PM ET

Los Angeles - The Los Angeles Lakers announced Kobe Bryant recently underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.

The team released a statement saying the two-time defending Finals MVP had the procedure done last week. He's currently undergoing rehab, but is expected to be fully recovered prior to the start of training camp on September 25.

The news comes less than a week after the team revealed center Andrew Bynum will undergo surgery to repair a tear of the meniscus in his right knee. That procedure is set for Wednesday.

Bryant averaged 27 points in 73 games last season, helping the Lakers to their second consecutive title.


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