Earl Watson Finished For the Season
Watson injured his right knee during the second quarter of the Jazz’s April 8 game at San Antonio. Watson was examined by Jazz team orthopedist Dr. Lyle Mason the following day and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tests revealed a torn medial meniscus within Watson’s right knee. Watson underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on April 17 in New York City performed by Dr. David Altchek, during which his meniscus was repaired. Watson will miss the remainder of the Jazz season, but should be fully recovered in time for the 2012-13 season.
In this, his 11th NBA season and second with the Jazz, Watson (6-1, 199, UCLA) appeared in 50 games (two starts) and averaged 3.0 points, 2.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 20.7 minutes per game. He has not appeared in a game since injuring the knee April 8.