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Patrick Patterson Undergoes Surgery

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky freshman forward Patrick Patterson is recovering from surgery on his injured left ankle.

Patterson had surgery to stabilize a stress fracture on the ankle in Charlotte, N.C., last week. Doctors say Patterson will be in a cast and crutches for up to six weeks and likely won't be fully healed for four to six months.

Patterson was one of the few constants this season for the Wildcats, averaging 16.4 points and 7.7 rebounds in 25 games before being ruled out for the season in late-February.

The university says guard Jodie Meeks will meet with doctors next week to determine whether to have surgery to repair a sports hernia. Injuries limited Meeks to 11 games this season for Kentucky, which went 18-13 and lost to Marquette in the opening round of the NCAA tournament.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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