There's no timetable yet for West's return, but it is likely more will be known after doctors perform the surgery. West suffered the injury during the second quarter of last week's win over the Nets. West took a hard fall following a made lay-up and promptly left the game, wincing in pain.
It was just West's fifth game of the season after he served his 10-game suspension.
"A lot of good things were happening for him," coach Doc Rivers said. "He goes through the little incident with Von (Wafer -- a fight at practice), and then he gathers himself, and he became a terrific teammate in that little stretch. And then -- bam."