The Golden State Warriors announced Thursday that center Kwame Brown will undergo surgery in the near future to repair a torn pectoralis major, the large chest muscle that attaches to his right shoulder.
An MRI performed Wednesday revealed the injury, which occurred during Tuesday's game against Miami. Brown is expected to be sidelined for at least three months.
"I feel extremely bad for Kwame," said Warriors head coach Mark Jackson. "He had done absolutely everything that myself and our coaching staff had asked of him and quickly started to change this team's image on the defensive end of the floor."
The No. 1 overall pick in 2001, Brown has averaged 6.3 points and 6.3 rebounds in nine games this season, his first with Golden State.