Forward Roy Tarpley will miss the rest of the Dallas Mavericks' season after ligament damage was discovered in his right knee.

The damage was found during surgery. Tarpley was injured in the first quarter of Friday's 111-99 victory over Orlando, but the Mavericks thought it was just a dislocated kneecap."Arthroscopic surgery on Roy revealed a fresh tear of the anterior cruciate ligament with complete detachment in an area of previous tearing," Dr. Pat Evans said. "It also revealed a tear in the back portion of the lateral cartilage. The procedure went well. We expect him to have full recovery and he could be ready for the playoffs in May."

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