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Updated: December 30th, 2011 4:08pm
Wolves rookie Malcolm Lee expected to miss 6 weeks after knee surgery

Wolves rookie Malcolm Lee expected to miss 6 weeks after knee surgery

by Tom Pelissero
1500ESPN.com
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Malcolm Lee is expected to miss about six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee on Friday morning.

The Minnesota Timberwolves said in a media release that team orthopedic surgeon Dr. David Fischer performed successful surgery on Lee, the rookie guard from UCLA.

Coupled with J.J. Barea's hamstring injury, the Wolves entered Friday's game against Miami short-handed at point guard. Barea is day-to-day and could return in time for Monday's game against his old team, the Dallas Mavericks.

Luke Ridnour was expected to start against the Heat, with rookie Ricky Rubio backing up.

Tom Pelissero is Senior Editor and columnist for 1500ESPN.com. He hosts from 6 to 8 p.m. weeknights and co-hosts from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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