May 13, 2010
Kelenna Azubuike Undergoes Successful Surgery
Procedure To Address Patella Tendonitis In Right Knee Was Performed By Dr. Tom Carter

Kelenna Azubuike will begin rehab on his right knee in seven to 10 days. (photo: Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty)
Golden State Warriors guard/forward Kelenna Azubuike underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his right knee yesterday, the team announced. The surgery was performed in order to address patella tendonitis in the knee and will require Azubuike to remain on crutches for approximately one (1) week. He will begin rehabilitation in an estimated 7-10 days.

The surgery was performed in Phoenix, Arizona, by Dr. Tom Carter, who also performed the surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon in Azubuike’s left knee on November 18, 2009.

Azubuike, 26, appeared in nine games in 2009-10, averaging 13.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.00 block in 25.7 minutes before suffering the left knee injury in a game against the Milwaukee Bucks on November 14, 2009.