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Philadelphia 76ers guard Jason Richardson, who has been out of the lineup since January 18, won't be returning any time soon. The 32-year-old confirmed today that he will undergo surgery next week to repair the cartilage in his left knee. He is expected to be out for the next nine months to a year. Richardson, who makes $5.8 million this year and $6.2 million next year, has a "hole the size of a quarter in his cartilage," according to the Daily News' Bob Cooney. Philadelphia Inquirer

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Philadelphia 76ers coach Doug Collins confirmed that veteran guard Jason Richardson is "looking at season-ending knee surgery," but the team disputed a report that any decision on surgery has been made. Richardson is scheduled to visit an undisclosed doctor today for a fourth opinion on his ailing left knee, a team spokesperson said. The Sixers describe the injury as synovitis, or inflammation of a thin membrane surrounding the inner lining of the joint. The team will update Richardson's status once he decides whether to proceed with surgery. USA Today Sports

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Jason Richardson, who has battled various injuries this season, was not with the 76ers for Wednesday's game against Washington. He was in Colorado getting a second opinion on his left knee. Richardson has missed the last five games. He had fluid drained from his knee on Jan. 17. He played 27 minutes the next day in a loss to Toronto but has not played since. "He wants to make sure that everything is OK," Sixers coach Doug Collins said. "It's precautionary." Philadelphia Inquirer

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Veteran guard Jason Richardson will miss his fifth straight game on Wednesday night against the Washington Wizards, and from the sound of things, he likely will miss another game or two. Richardson will be departing for Vail, Colo. on Wednesday night to meet with renowned knee surgeon Dr. Richard Steadman for an examination of his ailing left knee. CSNPhilly.com

Steadman is well known in basketball circles for performing microfracture surgery. He also works closely with the U.S. ski team and was inducted into the U.S. Ski Hall of Fame. Steadman also performed surgery on Kobe Bryant’s knee in the summer of 2003 when he was arrested for his connection with a sexual assault complaint. CSNPhilly.com

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Starting shooting guard Jason Richardson will not face the Grizzlies due to a low back strain. The Sixers did not say whether this was a one-day situation or whether it is something that could carry over into one or more of the remaining six games on the trip. Philadelphia Inquirer

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