Knee Surgery a Success

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.