Michael Redd To Have Knee Surgery, but Do Bucks Fans Even Care?

March 1st, 2010 by Jesse Motiff Leave a reply »
Michael Redd will undergo knee surgery Tuesday to repair the torn ligaments in his left knee, an injury suffered Jan. 10 against the Lakers.

This will be the second surgery on the knee to repair the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments. The first procedure was performed on March 3, 2009, almost a year prior to the same operation Redd faces tomorrow.

Unlike last season, the Bucks went out and found a replacement for the 30-year-old shooting guard. John Salmons was acquired from the Bulls at the trade deadline. Salmons has been the catalyst for the team's recent success, vaulting them to the seventh spot in the Eastern Conference, only a game-and-a-half out of the fifth seed.

Redd was slowed earlier this season, coming back from the injury as well as a patella tendon strain that caused him to miss an additional 16 games prior to the season-ending injury.

Never fitting in with rookie point guard, Brandon Jennings, Redd only averaged 11.9 points a game when he was healthy this year. He was a very likely candidate to be traded before the trade deadline this year had he not hurt his knee again.

Next year, Redd will ...

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