Camby undergoes successful knee surgery

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, Last Updated: 2:44 PM ET

PORTLAND -- Portland Trail Blazers centre Marcus Camby underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Thursday.

The procedure to fix a partial medial meniscus tear was performed by Dr. Don Roberts in Vancouver, Wash.

Camby is expected to be sidelined for three weeks.

"We're pleased with the outcome of today's surgery, and look forward to seeing Marcus back on the court soon," said Portland general manager Rich Cho in a statement. "In the meantime, we have confidence in our frontcourt players to step into the void left by Marcus and help us continue to win games."

Camby has started each of his 39 games this season, averaging 5.9 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. He ranks fifth in the NBA in rebounds and 10th in blocked shots per contest (1.87 blocks).


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