Brand has surgery on Achilles tendon in left foot

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Los Angeles Clippers forward
Elton Brand underwent successful surgery on Tuesday to repair his
ruptured left Achilles tendon.

The operation was performed by orthopedic surgeon Craig Morgan
in Wilmington, Del. Brand, 28, injured the tendon during his daily
workout last Friday.

He averaged 20.5 points and 9.3 rebounds last season.

While there has been no timetable set for his return to the
court, he is expected to miss at least the first several months of
the season.

He will wear a cast for six weeks, then a walking boot for
another six.