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No word on return timeframe

WASHINGTON -- Washington Wizards forward Jerry Stackhouse
had scar tissue removed during surgery on his right knee, and the
team did not issue a timetable for his return.

Stackhouse had surgery Tuesday in New York to relieve soreness
he has felt since the final weeks of last season. He has been
diagnosed with a condition that has deteriorated the lining on the
back of his kneecap.

No ligament damage was found during the operation.

"They performed the necessary procedures to address the
discomfort in Jerry's knee," Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld
said. "Jerry is a very competitive person, and I know he will do
everything he can to rehab in the most efficient and effective way
possible and get back to help his teammates in any way he can."

Stackhouse will likely start the regular season on the injured
list, meaning he will miss at least five games.

Stackhouse led the Wizards in scoring last season, averaging
21.5 points. He recently signed a contract worth $33 million over
the next four seasons.