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Celtics' Vitor Faverani has successful knee surgery


By on 3/08/2014 07:00:00 AM

The Boston Celtics lost in a blowout to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday by the score of 108-88. It was the Celtics second straight defeat to drop them to 20-41 on the season, fourth in the Atlantic Division. The Celtics played without center Vitor Faverani for the 14th consecutive game with a knee injury. The good news is that Faverani underwent successful surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus.


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As reported at Celtics.com, Faverani underwent arthroscopic surgery at the New England Baptist Hospital. The procedure was performed by Celtics team physician Dr. Brian McKeon.  Although Faverani will not return this season, he should be ready in plenty of time before training camp in the fall.

Faverani, the 25-year old Center from Brazil, played professionally in Spain from 2005 through 2013.  He signed with the Celtics during the summer of 2013. Faverani played in 37 games with the Celtics this season and averaged 4.4 points and 3.5 rebounds in 13.2 minutes per game. Faverani showed signs of being an impact player, scoring a season-high 13 against the Raptors on October 30 and a season-high 18 rebounds against the Bucks on November 1.  In four games in the Development League, he averaged 12.8 points, 9 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game.



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