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Mercury's Dupree undergoes surgery

Phoenix Mercury forward Candice Dupree underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on her left knee Tuesday.

The procedure was performed by Dr. Evan Lederman in Phoenix and she is expected to need 6-8 weeks to recover.

Dupree sustained the injury in a June 17 game against the Tulsa Shock and missed the next six games, snapping a streak of 151 consecutive starts.

She returned for a game on July 7, but was limited to just nine minutes off the bench and the team decided to perform the surgery during the WNBA's month- long Olympic hiatus.

Dupree is the Mercury's second-leading scorer with 14.8 points per game while adding 5.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists through 10 contests this season.