Lakers' Profit out 4-6 months after Achilles surgery

Updated: December 23, 2005, 6:54 PM ET
Associated Press

 Laron Profit
Profit
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Los Angeles Lakers swingman Laron Profit had surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles' tendon in his left foot Friday.

The procedure was performed by Dr. Dan Kharrazi of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, and the Lakers said recovery time for Profit's injury is expected to be approximately four to six months, meaning it's possible he could return late in the season.

Profit was injured in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night's 112-90 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. He scored eight points in 15 minutes before being injured.

Profit, averaging 4.2 points, 1.7 rebounds and 11.2 minutes in 25 games, was acquired by the Lakers from Washington last summer with Kwame Brown for Caron Butler and Chucky Atkins.


Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press

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