Report: Metta World Peace could return tomorrow against Portland

Monday April 8th, 2013

Los Angels Lakers' forward Metta World Peace has an "80 to 90 percent" chance of playing tomorrow against the Portland Trail Blazers, Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni said on Monday. World Peace tore the lateral meniscus in his left knee against the Golden State Warriors on March 25th.

The Lakers initially expected World Peace to miss up to six weeks following surgery to repair the tear in his left knee. World Peace, only more than a week removed from surgery, said he's "good" and could've played against the Clippers on Sunday night.

World Peace is averaging 12.8 points-per-game and 5.1 rebounds for the Lakers this season.

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