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This from the Trail Blazers:

STEVE BLAKE TO UNDERGO ARTHROSCOPIC SHOULDER SURGERY

 

PORTLAND, Ore. - Trail Blazers guard Steve Blake will undergo arthroscopic shoulder surgery on Friday, May 29, General Manager Kevin Pritchard announced today.

"Steve continues to experience some shoulder discomfort," said Pritchard.  "We need to go in, clean a few things up and get it stabilized.  He should be good to go in about 6-8 weeks."

The injury originally occurred when Blake separated his right shoulder trying to fight through a screen in the second quarter of Portland 's game at Philadelphia on January 14.  The injury sidelined Blake for five games.  He returned to action on January 26 at the Los Angeles Clippers and re-aggravated the injury in the second quarter, forcing him to miss an additional eight games.

The surgery will be performed by Dr. Neal S. ElAttrache at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles.

--Dave (blazersub@yahoo.com)