Warriors’ Biedrins undergoes surgery

The Golden State Warriors say center Andris Biedrins has

undergone surgery to repair a small tear of an abdominal

muscle.

Biedrins had the surgery Wednesday in Philadelphia. The team

says it will be four to six weeks until Biedrins can resume

basketball-related activities.

With only five weeks remaining in the season, that means

Biedrins is not expected to return until next season.

Biedrins is averaging 5.0 points and 7.8 rebounds in 33 games

this season. If he does not return this season, his 16 percent free

throw shooting (4-for-25) would be the worst in NBA history for a

player with at least 20 attempts.

The previous low is held by Boston’s Garfield Smith. Smith made

6 of 31 attempts for 19.4 percent in 1971-72.