EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -New Jersey Nets guard Vince Carter had surgery to remove a bone spur from his right ankle on Wednesday.
Dr. Martin O'Malley performed the surgery in New York, Nets president Rod Thorn said.
Carter will be on crutches for several weeks, followed by rehabilitation. He is expected to be ready for training camp.
Carter played in 76 games this past season, averaging 21.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.1 assists. He led the team in scoring 36 times, assists 21 times and rebounding 15 times.
The 10-year veteran was one of only three NBA players (Kobe Bryant, Lebron James) to average more than 20 points, six rebounds and five assists throughout the season.
The eight-time All-Star holds career averages of 23.8 points 5.5 rebounds and 4.2 assists.
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