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Celtics' Battie undergoes surgery

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Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Boston forward/center underwent successful surgery on his right knee on Thursday. Battie had been diagnosed with a torn lateral meniscus. The surgery was performed at New England Baptist Hospital. The 27-year-old Battie averaged 7.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.21 blocks in 67 games for Boston this season. Originally selected by the Denver in the first round (fifth pick overall) of the 1997 NBA Draft, Battie has played 378 games over his six-year career. He has averaged 7.1 points and 5.8 rebounds during his career. Battie was traded by the with the draft rights to to the Los Angeles for in June 1998. He was then dealt by the to the for in January 1999.

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