UCLA's Aboya has surgery, out a month

Updated: October 17, 2005, 8:19 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- UCLA freshman swingman Alfred Aboya had left knee arthroscopic surgery that will keep him out of practice for at least a month.

The surgery last week at UCLA Medical Center was Aboya's second since July, when he had loose cartilage removed from his right knee.

Aboya's latest surgery was the result of a lateral meniscus tear sustained during individual summer workouts.

"The repair to Alfred's left knee is less severe than his right, so the rehabilitation time will be less," Bruins coach Ben Howland said. "This will be a quicker healing process. It's all good news, much better than expected."

The 6-foot-8, 242-pound Aboya is a native of Cameroon. He attended prep school in New Hampshire the last two years.

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