It’s been less than a week since Metta World Peace had surgery to repair his torn meniscus, and he was walking around crutch-free at Staples Center last night. But, as ESPN radio host and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Robert Klapper told this site, no crutches is routine after this type of surgery.
MWP has been walking around w/o crutches, but don’t read in too much. @drrobertklapper informed me that no crutches is routine.
— Serena Winters (@SerenaWinters) April 3, 2013
World Peace was also seen walking around the Lakers practice facility today where he helped launch a raffle for Bill Sharman’s Lakers championship ring. NBCLA.com’s Shahan Ahmed reported that although Peace would not give an update on his timetable of return, his rehab was going well.
Metta would not disclose any timeline about return, but before the presser, he told me he was rehab-ing 24-7. No limp. #Lakers
— Shahan Ahmed (@shahanLA) April 3, 2013
According to Dr. Klapper, there is a possibility for Metta World Peace to recover from his surgery and return by the playoffs, but this is speculative and the Lakers have not made any announcements on Metta World Peace’s return. Yesterday, World Peace tweeted his doctors surprise to see his knees were in such great shape.
My doctor said he was surprised how good me knee looks. He said for 14yrs of playing my knees are in great shape. The rehab is going great.
— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) April 3, 2013
Metta’s initial injury occurred during a Lakers loss to the Golden State Warriors, which left him with a cartilage tear in the lateral meniscus of his left knee. Including that game, the Lakers have gone 3-2 without him. The Lakers have surely missed his defensive presence on the court, but they sure looked strong in their win over the Dallas Mavericks last night.
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