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WNBA: Candace Parker has knee surgery

The Sparks' Candace Parker had knee surgery on a torn lateral meniscus Wednesday morning at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Center in Los Angeles.

Parker's knee rehabilitation is expected to take four to six weeks, but the 6-foot-4 forward, who missed much of the 2010 WNBA season due to shoulder surgery in June, isn't expected to be cleared to play full contact basketball until December.

"I'm so happy to have been able to have this surgery," Parker said in a news release. "I had my shoulder repaired in June and now my knee is taken care of. I feel great and am looking forward to my rehab as I prepare to play my first completely healthy WNBA season in 2011."

Parker, the 2008 rookie of the year and league MVP, averaged 20.6 points and 10.1 rebounds in the 10 games she played in 2010.

-- Melissa Rohlin

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