Philadelphia 76ers guard Jason Richardson will have surgery on his left knee and miss the rest of the season, the team announced Friday.
No date is set for surgery to repair cartilage damage in Richardson's knee. The procedure will be performed by Dr. Jonathan Glashow of Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York.
The injury was diagnosed as left knee synovitis. He has missed Philadelphia's past eight games.
Richardson, 32, had started 33 games for the 76ers this season and was averaging 10.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.2 steals.