Oklahoma City, OK (SportsNetwork.com) - Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick
Perkins underwent surgery on his left groin on Tuesday.
He is expected to miss approximately six weeks, which would keep him sidelined
for almost the remainder of the regular season.
Perkins sustained the injury when he got tangled with Miami forward Shane
Battier during OKC's loss to the Heat last Thursday. An MRI exam confirmed
that Perkins suffered a left groin strain.
The 11-year pro, who won a championship with the Celtics in 2008, has averaged
3.4 points and 5.0 rebounds in 54 games for the Thunder this season.
Rookie Steven Adams started on Sunday against the Clippers and should remain
in that role during Perkins' absence. The 20-year old New Zealand native, who
was drafted 12th overall out of Pittsburgh, is averaging 3.2 points and 4.2
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