Turkoglu undergoes gall bladder surgery

BY foxsports • July 17, 2010

Phoenix Suns forward Hedo Turkoglu had gall bladder surgery last week in Turkey, where he was practicing  for the World Championships in August.

The procedure was described as minor by Turkish media, and Turkoglu is not expected to miss significant time with the Turkish national team, the Arizona Republic reported.

"It's not a big deal," Suns coach Alvin Gentry told the newspaper. "We checked with the doctors, and it's a minor procedure. He (was) just having some gallstones removed. He's supposed to be playing in 3 to 4 days and has been cleared to travel next week."

The Suns acquired the 6-foot-10 Turkoglu, 31, from the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Leandro Barbosa and Dwayne Jones.

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