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Lakers’ Metta World Peace Has Torn Meniscus

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(MINNEAPOLIS) -- Lakers forward Metta World Peace received an MRI exam in Minneapolis that showed a cartilage tear in the lateral meniscus of his left knee, the team announced Tuesday.

"Sorry bout the injury," World Peace tweeted. "First ever knee injury. Recovery time hopefully is a week and a half."

World Peace is headed back to Los Angeles, where he will be examined Wednesday by team doctor Steve Lombardo, according to the Lakers.

The injury occurred on Monday night against the Timberwolves when World Peace strained his knee.  He was averaging 12.8 points and 5.1 rebounds per game.

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