Carl Landry undergoes successful knee surgery

Carl Landry looks on as the Sacramento Kings take on the Golden State Warriors. (Photo: Jonathan Santiago)

The Sacramento Kings announced this afternoon that veteran forward Carl Landry underwent successful surgery on his right knee.  He is expected to make a full recovery for the 2014-15 season.

The 30-year old Landry made his season debut on Jan. 19 after missing the Kings’ first 38 games with a torn hip flexor.  On March 8, the Kings were forced to shut Landry down for the remainder of the season when he sustained a medial meniscus tear in his right knee.

Landry became the first free agent acquisition of the Vivek Ranadivé/Pete D’Alessandro era when he signed a four-year, $26 million deal last summer.  He finishes the year averaging a disappointing 4.2 points and 3.2 rebounds in just 18 total games.

According to the team’s official press release, his surgery was performed by Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.




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James Ham provides coverage through news analysis and in-depth interviews with Kings players and staff. James is also one of the producers behind the award-winning, independent documentary "Small Market, Big Heart". James graduated UC Davis with a degree in history and is happily married with two children.