Evan Hilbert
Wednesday December 14th, 2011

Los Angeles Lakers' forward Derrick Caracter tore his lateral meniscus in his left knee during practice Monday, the team announced Tuesday.

Caracter will have surgery Wednesday, after which the team will announce a prognosis and a timetable for his return. A second-round draft pick in 2010, Caracter saw little action a season ago, but he did see some time early in the season when starting center Andrew Bynum was lost to injury. Caracter averaged just over five minutes a game, contributing two points and a rebound per outing.

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