booyah!ESPN: Los Angeles Lakers center Kwame Brown underwent reconstructive surgery on his left ankle Tuesday and might not be ready for the start of training camp in October.

The Lakers said that while Brown is expected to make a complete recovery, he won’t return to playing status for a minimum of four months.

The operation was performed by Dr. David Porter in Indianapolis. Plans call for Brown to begin rehab in the next two weeks, and start running in six to eight weeks.

The 25-year-old Brown averaged 8.4 points, 6.0 rebounds and a career-best 1.2 blocked shots in 41 games last season. He missed the first seven games while recovering from an injured right shoulder and was healthy after that until severely spraining his left ankle Dec. 31, when he accidentally landed on the foot of Philadelphia’s Andre Miller after blocking a shot.

Brown sat out the next 27 games before returning to action, then missed seven more games because of pain in his ankle. He returned for the final two games of the regular season, then averaged 8.6 points and 5.6 rebounds in the Lakers’ first-round playoff series against Phoenix.

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  • hZm

    Damnit man. We don’t want Kwame news at a time like this!

    I should delete this. Haha

  • The Nugget

    Then you post stuff, hizzy! ;-)

  • Rpoc

    Damn. It was the worse case scenario: reconstructive.

  • punkjones

    This does not bode well for the Artest trade. Can’t we just offer them Luke Walton? Artest would be a huge upgrade even though he’s insane

  • Jeff

    Maybe he can get reconstructive hand surgery next. Those butterfingers have got to go!!!

  • Anthony Aguilar

    kwame Brown is to soft around the rim he needs to pound the ball inside like a real post player.

  • Kobe Hater

    He should get some surgery to make his puny little hands bigger so he could catch the damn ball…trade the fool, but please keep Walton. At least Walton could play.

  • jonas joseph

    dam that mean we can’t trade him cause the kings might not trade him for a sugary player

  • kweeze

    kwame (with all due respect) is worthless i mean yea he has gotten better since the lakers got him but he’s just not a good player