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Garbajosa has surgery, no timetable set for return

12/11/2007 - NBA Jorge Garbajosa Toronto Raptors + more

TORONTO -- Toronto Raptors forward Jorge Garbajosa underwent
surgery on his left leg Tuesday and will be off it for at least 10
weeks.

No timetable has been set for Garbajosa's return and he will
remain on the inactive list indefinitely.

The 6-foot-9, 245-pounder broke a bone in his lower leg and
dislocated his ankle while trying to block a shot in March. The
injury ended his rookie season.

Expected to be out until training camp at the earliest,
Garbajosa declared himself healthy to play for Spain at the
European basketball championships in Madrid over the summer.

At first, Toronto barred him from participating after general
manager Bryan Colangelo said tests showed his fractured fibula
wasn't completely healed. The sides struck a deal after the Spanish
federation agreed to insure his contract.

In seven games this season, Garbajosa averaged 3.1 points and
2.1 rebounds over 10 minutes.

He was placed on the injured list on Nov. 20 after team doctors
found "something unusual" in an MRI.