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Celtics’ Faverani Undergoes Knee Surgery, Out For Season

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Boston Celtics center Vitor Faverani. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Boston Celtics center Vitor Faverani. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

BOSTON (CBS) — Boston Celtics center Vitor Faverani underwent successful arthroscopic knee surgery on Friday and will not return this season.

Faverani had surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus at the New England Baptist Hospital, the team announced.

The 6-11 center appeared in 37 games for the Celtics in his rookie season, averaging 4.4 points and 3.5 rebounds in 13.2 minutes per game. He scored a season-high 13 points against Toronto on opening night, and had an 18-rebound game against Milwaukee on November 1.

But the Brazilian center fell out of Brad Stevens’ lineup and ended up spending some time with the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League. Faverani appeared in four games for Maine, where he averaged 12.8 points and 9.0 rebounds over 25.0 minutes per game.

Faverani last played in the NBA on January 28, when he scored four points and pulled down three rebounds in 13 minutes in a loss to the New York Knicks.


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