Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Dijon Thompson Out Six Months After Knee Surgery

By Bruin Basketball Report

According to the Arizona Republic today , former UCLA basketball star Dijon Thompson had microfracture surgery performed on his right knee Monday. He is expected to miss up to six months.

Coincidentally, Thompson's knee surgery is similar to the one which has kept his teammate, Amare Stoudamire, out of action for almost the last six months.

Thompson was chosen by the New York Knicks in the second round (54th overall) of the NBA draft last year and then traded to the Phoenix Suns shortly afterward.

He was designated to the NBA Developmental League at the beginning of the regular season but was recalled to the NBA club in November.

He was averaging 2.8 points and 1.1 rebounds in 4.3 minutes of play. His best game this season was against Portland in December when he scored 10 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in a victory.

Bruin Basketball Report wishes Dijon a complete and speedy recovery.



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