Lakers C Mihm has season-ending anke surgery
Mihm initially injured the ankle on March 12 and played just one more game last season.
The 7-foot center underwent surgery on July 26, causing him to miss training camp, the entire exhibition schedule and all eight regular-season games.
Mihm’s right foot will be completely immobilized for four to five weeks. He then will begin therapy and rehabilitation while wearing a boot for another five to six weeks. He is expected to make a complete recovery in approximately six to eight months.
In 59 games last season, Mihm averaged a career-best 10.2 points on 50.1 percent shooting from the field. He averaged 6.3 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in a career-high 26.1 minutes.
A first-round pick of the Chicago Bulls in 2000, Mihm has averaged 10.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in two seasons with the Lakers.