NEW YORK (AP) -New York Knicks center Eddy Curry will have arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, ending his disappointing season.
Curry will have a piece of torn cartilage removed next week, the Knicks said Friday. Recovery time is expected to be four to six weeks.
Curry struggled playing alongside Zach Randolph and averaged 13.2 points, a huge drop from the career-best 19.5 from last season. He played well during a recent three-game stretch when Randolph was out, averaging 20.7 points, but was injured late in the first half of a 101-97 loss to Detroit on March 7.
Curry finished the game but his knee began to swell the next day and he missed three games. Curry was hoping the knee would respond to treatment so he could put off surgery until the summer and avoid ending his season early for the second time in four years.
The 6-foot-11 Curry missed the final month of the 2004-05 season, his last in Chicago, because of an irregular heartbeat. He was traded to the Knicks later that year.
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