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Updated: October 1st, 2013 10:17am
Chase Budinger out 'indefinitely' after left knee surgical procedure

Chase Budinger out 'indefinitely' after left knee surgical procedure

by Derek Wetmore
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Chase Budinger will be sidelined "indefinitely" after the small forward had left knee surgery, the team announced Tuesday.

The arthroscopic procedure, called a "meniscectomy," is defined as a surgical removal of the meniscus, which is a cartilage disk that cushions the knee. It is the same knee Budinger injured last November that cost Budinger most of the 2012-2013 season.

Dr. James Andrews performed the surgery in Pensacola, Fla., according to the Wolves. Andrews also performed the surgery last November to repair Budinger's torn lateral meniscus in the same knee.

The 25-year old was expected to get quality minutes - perhaps even starter's minutes - at small forward for the Wolves this season. In his absence, Corey Brewer, Derrick Williams and Shabazz Muhammad figure to share time at small forward, with others mixed in sparingly to Rick Adelman's rotation. 

Minnesota begins training camp Tuesday in Mankato.

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for His previous stops include and the Minnesota Daily.
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