Minnesota Timberwolves star Zach LaVine has ACL surgery

Zach LaVine will miss the rest of the season after having surgery to repair a torn ACL.
Rey Del Rio

Zach LaVine had surgery Tuesday to repair the torn ACL in his left knee, an injury the budding Minnesota Timberwolves star suffered in a game against the Detroit Pistons on Feb. 3.

The surgery was performed in Los Angeles by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, whose previous patients include former L.A. Lakers star Kobe Bryant and Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke.

LaVine was on pace for career highs in points and rebounds in his third season with the Wolves, and averaged 18.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game in 47 games prior to the injury.