Temple undergoes successful ankle surgery

LSU guard Collis Temple III underwent successful surgery Friday on his often-injured right ankle at the Baton Rouge General Health Center.

The surgery, according to Dr. Brent Bankston, who performed the operation along with Dr. Larry Ferachi, went, "very well and there were no problems."

During the surgery, the doctors reconstructed a ruptured tendon in his right foot and reconstructed his right ankle.

"He will remain in the hospital overnight and then will need some three to four months of recovery time," Bankston said.

Temple originally injured his right ankle against McNeese State on Dec. 15 and then re-injured the ankle against Vanderbilt on Feb. 6.

Temple played in 21 games, with 19 starts, for the Tigers this year. He ranks second on the team in scoring with 13.4 points a contest and rebounds with 6.0 boards a game.

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