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 EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -Los Angeles Lakers center Kwame Brown underwent surgery on his right shoulder Wednesday, and the team said he should be at full strength by the start of training camp in early October.
The procedure lasted just under an hour and involved the removal of a bursa sac, scar tissue and a bone spur, the Lakers said. It was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Group.
Brown is expected to make a complete recovery in approximately 8-to-12 weeks, the Lakers said. He had reconstructive surgery on his left ankle May 29, and Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak has said he doesn't expect that to keep him from being at or near 100 percent when training camp begins.
The 25-year-old Brown averaged 8.4 points, six rebounds and 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. That forced him to miss 34 games.

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