Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Jazz: Despite communication problems, Boozer surgery said to be routine
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2009, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Jazz forward Carlos Boozer's arthroscopic knee surgery went as expected Friday in Los Angeles, a source said Saturday, although general manager Kevin O'Connor complained that the team still was waiting to hear from Boozer's doctor.

The source said Boozer's underwent "garden variety" arthroscopic surgery to clean up his injured left knee. The Jazz had expected Boozer's surgery to include the removal of a loose particle about the size of a fingernail.

Boozer, who has missed 23 games since he was injured Nov. 19, is expected to remain in Los Angeles for about a week following the surgery, according to the source.

At Saturday's pregame shootaround, O'Connor said the Jazz still were waiting for Dr. Richard Ferkel, who performed the surgery, to return calls, a situation with which O'Connor could not hide his aggravation.

"It's surprising that we haven't heard anything, but we have not heard anything," O'Connor said. "We've called him and we're expecting a response soon."

Ferkel was said by the source to have a busy schedule of surgeries Friday and Saturday.

Talking about the surgery taking place in Los Angeles, O'Connor said: "That's part of the problem with being somewhere outside of the Great Salt Lake."

As for tonight's game against the Pistons, Jazz coach Jerry Sloan said he changed his mind and would start Ronnie Price instead of Morris Almond. Sloan preferred the matchup of Price on Allen Iverson.

C.J. Miles, meanwhile, was out of the walking boot he had been wearing since suffering a sprained right ankle Wednesday. Miles received treatment Saturday morning but said he might play Monday against Indiana.

rsiler@sltrib.com" Target="_BLANK">rsiler@sltrib.com

Article Tools

 Print Friendly
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.