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OKC Thunder: Kendrick Perkins has surgery on right knee

by Darnell Mayberry Published: July 9, 2013
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photo - NBA BASKETBALL / REACTION: Oklahoma City's Kendrick Perkins (5) reacts after a call during Game 2 in the second round of the NBA playoffs between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Memphis Grizzlies at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
NBA BASKETBALL / REACTION: Oklahoma City's Kendrick Perkins (5) reacts after a call during Game 2 in the second round of the NBA playoffs between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Memphis Grizzlies at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

Perkins also sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee in February 2011 and had surgery in July 2010 to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

The latest procedure, which was performed in Oklahoma City, was done during what is customarily downtime for Perkins so that it wouldn't interfere with his workout schedule.

Perkins, 28, averaged 4.2 points, six rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.1 blocked shots last season. His postseason production dipped to 2.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 0.5 blocks.