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Wizards’ Jordan Has Knee Surgery

February 27, 2002

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WASHINGTON (AP) _ Michael Jordan, on the injured list for only the second time in his career, had arthroscopic surgery Wednesday morning.

The surgery revealed torn cartilage in the Jordan’s right knee, which was repaired by Washington Wizards team physician Dr. Stephen Haas. Haas, according to a statement released by the team, said the injury was the result of the normal wear and tear for an athlete of Jordan’s caliber.

``Michael will rest over the next few days, then begin therapy,″ Wizards general manager Wes Unseld said. ``At that point, we will have an idea of the time frame for his return to action.″

Jordan was placed on the injured list Tuesday and will miss at least five games, starting with Wednesday night’s home game against Portland.

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