ONeal Suffers Flap Tear In the Articular Cartilage of His Left Knee
MIAMI, Nov. 17 The Miami HEAT announced today that center Shaquille ONeal is expected to miss 4-6 weeks after suffering a flap tear in the articular cartilage of his left knee in Miamis Nov. 12 game against Houston on Nov. 12. HEAT team physician Dr. Harlan Selesnick will perform surgery on the 13-time All-Star at a date to be determined. After surgery, ONeal can begin rehabilitation immediately. ONeal has seen action in three games this year and has averaged 14 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.00 blocks and 30.8 minutes.