Lakers World Peace out 6 weeks, needs knee surgery
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Los Angeles Lakers' push for the playoffs just got a whole lot tougher.
Lakers forward Metta World Peace, the team's best perimeter defender, is scheduled to have surgery on Thursday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. He'll miss a minimum of six weeks, the team announced Wednesday.
That means that even if the Lakers get into the playoffs -- they're in eighth place in the West, just a game ahead of Utah and Dallas for the final spot -- he'd be sidelined ...
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