Lorenzo Brown Injury: N.C. State Guard To Have Exploratory Knee Surgery

Mar 10, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Mar 10, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack guard Lorenzo Brown (2) reacts after his dunk against the North Carolina Tar Heels in the second half during the semi-finals of the 2012 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament at Philips Arena. North Carolina defeated N.C. State 69-67. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE

N.C. State guard Lorenzo Brown will go under the knife Tuesday to find out what's going wrong in his right knee.

Lorenzo Brown, a junior guard who was a key cog in the N.C. State Wolfpack's run to the Sweet 16 in last year's NCAA Tournament, will have exploratory surgery on his right knee to determine why he's been experiencing prolonged discomfort, the team announced Sunday.

At this point, no one knows what actual ailment Brown is suffering from. The team said there is no timetable yet for his return from surgery, which will take place Tuesday. The team expects to provide an update on Brown's condition at that time.

Brown averaged 12.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 6.3 assists in his first full season at point guard while leading the ACC with 1.8 steals per game. Brown, combined with a potent recruiting class in head coach Mark Gottfried's second season, has meant big expectations for the Wolfpack entering this season.

For continuing updates on Brown and the rest of the 'Pack, visit Backing the Pack.

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