Knee limited Garrity to two games

Updated: February 13, 2004, 4:03 PM ET
Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Orlando Magic forward Pat Garrity, who has played in only two games because of a bad right knee, will have another surgery and miss the rest of the season.

Garrity underwent an arthroscopic procedure in August, but an infection set back the healing process. Another procedure was done in mid-September to "wash out" the knee, he said.

Still experiencing pain, Garrity then had cartilage repaired in his knee Dec. 1 with the possibility of a return in March.

But because the knee is not healing properly, Garrity will have another operation next week. Doctors will drill tiny holes in his patellar tendon and kneecap in hopes of promoting blood flow.

Garrity made 39.6 percent of his 3-point attempts last season, tying him for 17th in the NBA. This year, he had two points in 22 minutes before going on the injured list Nov. 17.

Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press