Kwame Brown To Undergo Surgery, Out At Least Three Months

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 06: Kwame Brown #54 of the Golden State Warriors shoots over Andrew Bynum #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 97-90. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Kwame Brown will undergo surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle and is expected to miss at least three months, the Golden State Warriors announced Thursday.

Kwame Brown will undergo surgery after an MRI taken Wednesday found a torn pectoral muscle, the team revealed in a press release. The surgery is expected to keep him sidelined for at least three months. Head coach Mark Jackson expressed his disappointment at the news.

"I feel extremely bad for Kwame," Jackson said. "He had done absolutely everything that myself and our coaching staff had asked of him and quickly started to change this team's image on the defensive end of the floor. If you look at the last week, in particular, he had some pretty impressive defensive performances, especially against some of the top scoring big men in the NBA. This is a blow, but Kwame and the Warriors will recover and move forward.

Brown was injured during the fourth quarter of Tuesday's game against the Miami Heat. Andris Biedrins is expected to return to the lineup in due course from a toe/ankle injury, which should soften the blow. Expect rookie Ekpe Udoh to see extra minutes as well. Brown had been averaging 6.3 points and 6.3 rebounds in 20.8 minutes per game.

For more on Brown and the Warriors, head over to the SB Nation blog Golden State Of Mind.

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