Jermaine O’Neal’s wrist surgery takes him out for the season.
BOSTON- Celtics forward/center Jermaine O’Neal underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left wrist on Friday. The surgery was described by the team as “successful.”
This places O’Neal on the shelf for the duration of the season as the Celtics fight with the Philadelphia 76ers for the Atlantic Division crown. The team is currently 7th overall in the Eastern Conference.
The 6’11” O’ Neal was averaging 5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 22.8 minutes per game.
O’Neal is best known for his years as a Indiana Pacer and for his participation with the infamous brawl at the Palace of Auburn Hills which saw him serve out a 25 game suspension.
After leaving the Pacers, O’Neal has also spent time with the Heat and the Toronto Raptors.
The Celtics have not indicated whether or not they will bring him back for the 2012-2013 run.