Blazers F Miles needs season-ending microfracture surgery

Nov 15, 2006 - 12:43 AM PORTLAND, Oregon (Ticker) - The news keeps getting worse for Portland Trail Blazers forward Darius Miles.

The Trail Blazers announced Tuesday that the athletic swingman needs microfracture surgery on his right knee and will miss the remainder of the season.

The news came five days after Miles initially underwent arthroscopic surgery on the knee. Tuesday's follow-up procedure ultimately revealed the need for the microfracture operation.

"During Darius Miles' previously scheduled arthroscopic procedure today, doctors uncovered the need for microfracture surgery," the team said in a written statement. "Surgery was completed successfully, and Miles is expected to begin a rehabilitation process that will cause him to miss the duration of the season."

Miles, who has not played this season, averaged a career-best 14.0 points but was limited to just 40 games in 2005-06 due to knee troubles.

The third overall pick by the Los Angeles Clippers directly out of high school in 2000, the 6-9 Miles has career averages of 10.7 points and 3.8 rebounds in 412 games.

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