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Sparks’ Zheng To Get Knee Surgery

June 30, 1998

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) _ Los Angeles Sparks center Haixia Zheng is scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday to repair torn cartilage in her right knee.

The 6-foot-8 Zheng hurt her knee during the Sparks’ 77-73 loss to Charlotte last week. She was averaging 7.5 points and 4.3 rebounds per game.

The team won’t know how long she’ll be sidelined until after the surgery.

Zheng, a four-time Chinese Olympian, will be the second Sparks player to undergo surgery this season. Rookie Allison Feaster had surgery to repair a broken bone in her foot June 19 and will be sidelined at least six weeks.

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