Lakers’ Metta World Peace has knee cyst drained

Metta World Peace took to Twitter to announce that he had fluid drained from a cyst in his knee on Friday.
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Lakers forward Metta World Peace took to Twitter to announce he had a cyst in his knee drained.

“My knee is in really good shape,” World Peace tweeted with a photo of himself holding a syringe filled with fluid. “The last two games this Bakers Cyst was tough to play with. Just drained it. Whoa!”

World Peace underwent surgery on March 28 after a left knee injury (torn meniscus). He was originally expected to be out for a minimum of six weeks but returned just 12 days later.


The Lakers are currently down 2-0 to the San Antonio Spurs in their first-round matchup. World Peace has struggled, averaging nine points on 31.8% shooting from the field -- 18.2% from three-point range.

The team is already down Kobe Bryant (Achilles), Steve Blake (hamstring), Steve Nash (doubtful with hamstring and hip injuries) and Jodie Meeks (doubtful, ankle).

Game 3 will be at Staples Center on Friday night. The team has yet to give a status update on World Peace.


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