Minneapolis/St. Paul – Minnesota Timberwolves forward Chase Budinger underwent successful surgery today to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his left knee. The surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews at the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Budinger's injury occurred at the 6:00 mark of the fourth quarter in Minnesota's game at Chicago on Nov. 10.
Budinger is expected to be out approximately 3-4 months.
Budinger is averaging 11.8 points and 3.5 rebounds in six games for the Wolves this season. He was acquired by Minnesota in a trade with Houston on June 26, 2012.