Kevin Garnett Has Successful Knee Surgery Today

Nick GelsoCorrespondent IMay 26, 2009

As reported by today, Kevin Garnett successfully had bone spurs removed from his right knee.

He will now undergo the normal six to eight weeks of rehabilitation.

"After this successful surgery, Kevin can now focus on rehabilitating his knee, returning to top physical shape, and fully preparing for the 2009-10 season," said Director of Basketball Operations, Danny Ainge.

Much debate and speculation has occurred regarding the severity of Garnett's knee injury. The second half of the Celtics season was consumed by talk of when Garnett would return and how effective he would be.

We saw him return for a brief stint on March 15. He played only 16 minutes per game and seemed to be in pain, while showing frustration.

Truth is, KG started looking uncomfortable running and jumping early on in the season. I had noticed he started wearing a knee brace before the All-Star game, during which he ran with a noticeable limp.

The knee was injured on a lob pass from Rajon Rondo on Feb. 19, the first game after the All-Star break.

Garnett appeared in 57 games this season. Remarkably, the Celtics' record of 62-20 was mostly achieved while Garnett was injured.

"I expect Kevin to report to active duty in full force and be the consummate two-way professional that he has shown all of us throughout his fantastic NBA career," Doc Rivers said in the team press release today.