Boston Celtic forward Kevin McHale, who played the last three months of the National Basketball Assn. season with a broken bone in his right foot, underwent surgery Monday.
A team spokesman said McHale's lower leg and foot would be in a cast for 8 to 12 weeks. Next season begins in late October and it is uncertain whether he will be ready to play by that time.
In Monday's operation, McHale had bone spurs removed from his right ankle and a screw inserted in the broken navicular bone of his right foot.
McHale was injured March 11 in a game against Phoenix when a Sun player stepped on his foot and McHale pulled it away.