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David West has surgery on torn ACL

Updated: April 12, 2011, 5:37 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Hornets' team doctor says star forward David West has had successful surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left knee and is expected to recover fully.

West has been out since tearing his left anterior cruciate ligament during the Hornets' victory at Utah on March 24 and is not expected to return to the court until next season.

Hornets orthopedist Dr. Scott Montgomery says West has been preparing for surgery since the injury by getting the swelling ...

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