IN BRIEF : Repairs Made to Ewing’s Knee

<i> From Times wire services</i>

Patrick Ewing, who led the New York Knicks to their first Atlantic Division title in almost two decades, underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee today.

Dr. Norman Scott, who operated on the knee five years ago, said no new damage was found and the 7-foot center will be ready for next season. He said the procedure was similar to the one performed on point guard Mark Jackson that sidelined him for just three weeks during the season. Scott said that in addition to examining the knee, he removed some loose articular cartilage.

“Since we had operated on the knee five years ago, we wanted to look at it again,” Scott said. “A full and complete recovery is expected.”