Blazer center LaFrentz to have shoulder surgery

Updated: September 12, 2008, 7:29 PM ET
Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland Trail Blazers center Raef LaFrentz will have shoulder surgery later this month.

The surgery to repair a tear in the labrum of his right shoulder will be performed Sept. 26 at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles.

A timetable for his return to the team will be determined after the surgery.

LaFrentz injured his shoulder during a game against Seattle on Feb. 22.

"I was hopeful that an offseason regiment of physical therapy and treatment would heal the injury, but unfortunately it's become clear now that I need to move forward with surgery," he said.


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