December 30, 2008

Utah’s Carlos Boozer to have knee surgery

Utah Jazz forward Carlos Boozer said Tuesday he will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee next week and be out of action indefinitely.

Boozer, who has been out since Nov. 19 after suffering a left quadricep injury, will have the surgery Jan. 9 because of a skin laceration that has yet to completely heal.

Boozer, 27, has missed 21 consecutive games while trying to rehab his injured left knee. A third MRI prompted doctors to recommend the surgical procedure.

Boozer has averaged 20.5 points and 11.7 rebounds in 12 games this season. The team will come out with a timeline for the forward's return following his surgery.