Wow! This one came out of nowhere. Just a little piece on Celtics.com. Nothing in the news about his having to have surgery or anything else. A week ago a poster on RealGM mentioned that the medical staff has misdiagnosed Al's ankle injury and that he would have to have surgery on it. He said that there were floating bone particles in the ankle. It was discussed but there was no concrete evidence to back it up at the time so no one took it serious until the confirmation today on Celtics.com that Big Al had already had surgery. As usual, nothing was mentioned in today's Globe or Herald. Also, no timetable is given for rehab. This could explain his continued problems with his ankle. It wasn't just a sprain or a bone bruise. It was more serious. Loy's Place will keep you up to date as we learn more.
BOSTON – The Boston Celtics announced today that forward Al Jefferson had successful minor arthroscopic surgery on his right ankle at New England Baptist Hospital. The surgery was performed by Team Physician Dr. Brian McKeon and assisted by Dr. Mark Slovenkai.
Jefferson is expected to begin rehabilitation immediately under the medical staff’s supervision and is expected to return by the start of Training Camp.
Jefferson averaged 7.9 points and 5.1 rebounds in 18.0 minutes per game this past season. He scored in double figures 21 times and grabbed 10 or more rebounds six times. The 6’ 10” forward scored a career-high 21 points and grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds at Dallas on December 10, 2005. More] source: Celtics.com