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Matt Barnes has Successful Right Knee Surgery

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Ariza #1 of the New Orleans Hornets shoots against Matt Barnes #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 7, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Ariza #1 of the New Orleans Hornets shoots against Matt Barnes #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 7, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers forward Matt Barnes has undergone surgery on a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee.

The team says the surgery was done Tuesday by Lakers physician Steve Lombardo at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles.

Barnes is expected to be out about eight weeks. He was injured Jan. 7 in a game against New Orleans.

He has averaged 7.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 20.8 minutes while playing 37 games this season.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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