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King to get arthroscopic knee surgery


Washington Bullets All-Star forward Bernard King will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee to relieve discomfort from meniscus cartilage that was repaired 17 years ago when King played at the University of Tennessee.

King and Dr. Norman Scott, who will perform the surgery, said there is no relationship between the current injury and reconstructive surgery on his right knee in 1985.

The arthroscopic surgery will be performed tomorrow morning.

The procedure was scheduled after King felt discomfort in his knee Monday while running on a treadmill. King requested permission to be examined by Scott, the team physician for the )) New York Knicks and the surgeon who performed the reconstructive surgery, and was granted permission.

Bullets general manager John Nash said: "Dr. Scott stressed that he did not believe the injury was serious. He also requested that there be no speculation about recovery time until the procedure is completed and he has had the opportunity to re-evaluate the knee."

Scott has been in touch with Bullets team physician Dr. Stephen Haas and will keep him and the Bullets updated on King's condition, the team said yesterday.

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