HOUSTON (AP) - Houston Rockets guard Tracy McGrady could need three months to recover following operations on his knee and
Team physician Tom Clanton today said he doesn't expect the
issues to impact McGrady's ability to prepare for the upcoming
Clanton operated on McGrady's knee.
Loose tissue was cleared out of the left knee and left shoulder.
McGrady sprained his shoulder against Sacramento on March 24th.
He wore padding to protect his shoulder for the rest of the season,
which ended Friday against Utah in the first round of the playoffs.
McGrady revealed midway through the series he was having a
recurrence of the same knee problems that kept him out of 12 games
in December and January. He took painkilling injections during the
The procedures, both considered minor, were done yesterday.
-- Point guard Rafer Alston and forward Shane Battier will have
Alston injured ligaments in his right ankle in Game 6 in Utah
and Battier hurt his left ankle late in the regular season.