Friday, August 17, 2007

Mad Dog undergoes surgery, out for 3 months

From Mark Wollemann/Star Tribune:
Timberwolves forward Mark Madsen, injured in a personal watercraft accident on Monday, underwent successful surgery on his right shoulder pectoral muscle Friday, the team said in a statement.

Madsen, entering his eighth NBA season and fifth with the Wolves, is expected to be sidelined for at least three months, meaning he won't be available until after the season begins in early November. The accident occurred on a Twin Cities-area lake.

For more info on the surgery, click here.

Rick Alonzo/Pioneer Press writes that the accident took place on a jet ski.

From Jon Krawczynski/AP Sports:
Madsen was using the watercraft Monday and was hurt after he had to bail off the machine and dive into the water, a team spokesman said.