Both procedures described as 'routine'

Updated: May 28, 2004, 12:19 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Clippers forward Elton Brand had surgery on both his left knee and right ring finger, the team announced Thursday.

The Clippers said that the surgeries were done on Wednesday. Doctors described the surgeries as minor and routine.

Brand, who averaged 20 points and 10.4 rebounds last season, is expected to be back at full strength within a month.

He missed 13 games early last season because of a broken foot.

Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press