Bullets' Legler set for knee surgery today

April 19, 1996

BOWIE -- Washington Bullets reserve guard Tim Legler will have surgery today to repair torn ligaments in his right knee, including the anterior cruciate ligament, and torn cartilage.

Legler, who was averaging 9.4 points and is the NBA's leader in three-point shooting accuracy (.522), was injured after planting his foot during the first quarter of Wednesday night's loss to the Boston Celtics and the injury was discovered yesterday after a magnetic resonance imaging test.

There is no set timetable for recovering from ACL injuries, but many players -- such as Bullets guard Brent Price -- miss a year.

Bullets tonight

Opponent: Toronto Raptors

Site: SkyDome, Toronto

Time: 7

TV/Radio: None

Outlook: The Bullets, eliminated from playoff contention Wednesday, look for a season split against the expansion Raptors, who have lost four straight and are without rookie G Damon Stoudamire (tendinitis, left knee).

Pub Date: 4/19/96

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