The Cavaliers announced that guard Daniel Gibson had successful surgery on Monday to repair a torn tendon in his left foot and ankle. The surgery was performed by Dr. Richard D. Ferkel at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute in Van Nuys, California.
Gibson will now undergo a period of rest and then transition into a rehabilitation phase, while missing the remainder of the Cavaliers season. His status will be updated as appropriate as he works towards a return to basketball activity. Gibson, who experienced a career-low in field goal percentage this year, is expected to make a full recovery from the injury and be ready for the start of training camp for the 2012-13 season.
He has a team option worth approximately $4.8 million.