|Wolves: Ratliff to get sore right knee scoped by Dr. Andrews|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 13 December 2007 15:30|
Ratliff will have the operation done Tuesday by surgeon Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala., the team announced Thursday. No timetable for his return will be set until after the examination, but if there's no significant damage discovered he could be back soon.
Ratliff, one of five players acquired by the Wolves in the July trade that sent perennial All-Star Kevin Garnett to Boston, played in six games before removing himself from the game against Washington on Nov. 16. He hasn't played since, after averaging 8.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.8 blocks in 26.8 minutes.
The 13-year veteran, who is Minnesota's highest-paid player this season at $11.67 million, will have his contract expire after the season. A bad back limited Ratliff to two games in the 2006-07 season.