World Peace anticipating early return from surgery

Updated: April 8, 2013, 6:16 PM ET
Associated Press

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Metta World Peace plans to play in the Los Angeles Lakers' next game, less than two weeks after undergoing left knee surgery.

World Peace participated in drills with the Lakers on Monday, and the veteran forward said he's ready to return nearly a month earlier than anticipated after surgery on a torn meniscus. With just five games left to get into playoff position, the Lakers (40-37) host New Orleans on Tuesday night.

"We've got a chance to make a push for this ...

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