Cunningham To Have Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Nov. 25, 2008

USC redshirt sophomore forward Kasey Cunningham will have arthroscopic left knee surgery tomorrow (Nov. 26) at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles to remove a piece of torn cartilage. His ACL will be evaluated arthroscopically. There is no timetable yet for his return.

Cunningham injured his knee on Nov. 23 vs. Missouri in a third-round game at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. He scored a basket to put USC ahead 59-57 at the 10-minute mark of the second half, but was hit on the left side of the knee as he went up for the basket. Cunningham finished the game with a career-high 11 points and six rebounds in 14 minutes. USC was outscored 26-13 down the stretch and fell to the Tigers, 83-72.

Cunningham missed his entire freshman season due to a left knee injury suffered during his senior year of high school, then reinjured the knee last season, after only nine games of action. He had surgery on Dec. 28, 2007 to repair his left ACL and meniscus.

The 6-7 forward is averaging 2.8 points and 2.8 rebounds in his first four games played this season.

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