More Rockets have offseason surgeries

May 10, 2008 8:33:00 PM PDT
Rockets forward Shane Battier and point guard Rafer Alston had minor surgeries to repair injuries that occurred late in the season. Battier underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spurs in his left ankle. Alston's surgery repaired ligament and tendon damage in his right ankle. Both procedures were performed Friday.

Team doctor Tom Clanton said both players will be ready to play when the Rockets open training camp in the fall.

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