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Jermaine O'Neal Injury Update: Celtics Center Has Successful Wrist Surgery But Career Could Be Over

Boston Celtics center Jermaine O'Neal underwent successful left wrist arthroscopic surgery. While the surgery was a success, O'Neal's NBA career could be over.

The surgery, which was performed by Celtics team physician Brian McKeon and Drew Terrono at the New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, according to the team, was expected to limit the mobility in O'Neal's non-shooting hand to the extent that his NBA career could be over after 16 seasons (via NESN).

O'Neal, who has not played since Feb. 20, was limited to just 25 games this season for the Celtics. In those games, O'Neal averaged 5.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.7 blocks in 22.8 minutes per game. During his NBA career, which began as a First-Round pick right out of high school, O'Neal averaged 13.7 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game in 27.9 minutes per game.

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