Mercury's Dupree undergoes surgery

11:37 AM, Jul 24, 2012   |    comments
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Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Phoenix Mercury forward Candice Dupree underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on her left knee Tuesday.

The procedure was performed by Dr. Evan Lederman in Phoenix and she is expected to need 6-8 weeks to recover.

Dupree sustained the injury in a June 17 game against the Tulsa Shock and missed the next six games, snapping a streak of 151 consecutive starts.

She returned for a game on July 7, but was limited to just nine minutes off the bench and the team decided to perform the surgery during the WNBA's month- long Olympic hiatus.

Dupree is the Mercury's second-leading scorer with 14.8 points per game while adding 5.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists through 10 contests this season.

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