Sue Bird has hip surgery

Sue Bird has hip surgery

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Seattle Storm's Sue Bird watches a free throw by the Los Angeles Sparks late in the second half of the third and deciding WNBA first round basketball game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, in Seattle. The Sparks won 75-64. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on September 27, 2011 at 5:57 PM

SEATTLE - Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird has undergone surgery to repair the labrum in her right hip.

The surgery took place on Tuesday morning at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colo. Dr. Marc J. Philippon performed the surgery and said Bird should be able to return to playing by mid- to-late December.

Bird will remain at the clinic through the weekend and start rehab immediately.

Bird said last week after the Storm lost to the Phoenix Mercury in the first round of the WNBA playoffs that the hip had been bothering her during the season.

Bird finished the season with a team-high 14.7 points and 4.9 assists per game.
 

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