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Biedrins has abdominal surgery, likely out for season

Posted Mar 10 2010 7:22PM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Golden State Warriors say center Andris Biedrins has undergone surgery to repair a small tear of an abdominal muscle.

Biedrins had the surgery Wednesday in Philadelphia. The team says it will be four to six weeks until Biedrins can resume basketball-related activities.

With only five weeks remaining in the season, that means Biedrins is not expected to return until next season.

Biedrins is averaging 5.0 points and 7.8 rebounds in 33 games this season. If he does not return this season, his 16 percent free throw shooting (4-for-25) would be the worst in NBA history for a player with at least 20 attempts.

The previous low is held by Boston's Garfield Smith. Smith made 6 of 31 attempts for 19.4 percent in 1971-72.

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