After fighting through an entire season with tendinitis in his right knee, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute is using the offseason to make sure he’s healthy for 2012-2013.
Renowned orthopedic surgeon Neal ElAttrache performed surgery on Luc’s knee in Los Angeles on Friday to alleviate the patellar tendinitis. He is expected to make a full recovery.
Though it caused him to miss 19 games, Luc did his best not to let the knee pain he felt all year mar his 2011-2012 season. He averaged a career-high 7.7 points per game and shot a career-best 51 percent from the field. In addition he continued to play the type of stifling defense that has earned him a reputation as one of the league’s best defensive players.
He tweeted on Monday that he is already looking forward to getting out on the court next season.
I guess you guys already heard to news. Surgery went well, thanks to you all for your support, can't wait to be healthy next year!
— Luc Mbah a Moute (@mbahamoute) 7 Mai 2012
- Bucks forward Mbah a Moute has successful knee surgery (SI.com, May 7, 2012)
- Mbah a Moute has surgery on right knee (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, May 7, 2012)