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Gerald Wallace likely out 3-4 months after having knee, ankle surgeries

Posted by Baxter Holmes, Globe Staff  March 4, 2014 01:33 PM

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WALTHAM -- Celtics forward Gerald Wallace will officially miss the rest of the season after having arthroscopic surgeries on his left knee and his left ankle Tuesday morning at New England Baptist Hospital, the team announced.

"Both (surgeries) went well," Celtics coach Brad Stevens said before practice here. "I think the ankle alone was 3-4 months (of recovery) to be cleared. Hes out (for the season)."

Wallace had a torn meniscus repaired in his left knee as well as bone spurs cleaned out of his left ankle. The two surgeries were the first operations of Wallace's career, a remarkable fact considering the 31-year-old has had numerous injuries in his NBA career, with this being his 13th season.

Wallace, who joined the Celtics through last summer's blockbuster trade with the Brooklyn Nets, appeared in 58 games this season, averaging 5.1 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.3 steals over 24.4 minutes per game.

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