OAKLAND, Calif. – Golden State Warriors backup center Jermaine O'Neal has undergone arthroscopic surgery for a torn ligament in his right wrist.
The Warriors said Dr. Jeff Yao operated Friday at the Stanford Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Clinic. The team gave no timetable for his return.
O'Neal wrote on Twitter: "I am NOT out for the season contrary to some of the media reports."
The 35-year-old is in his 18th NBA season and has had previous knee and wrist operations. He has appeared in 17 games this season, averaging 6.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 18.6 minutes.
O'Neal is the third center behind starter Andrew Bogut to have surgery this year.
Festus Ezeli is expected to be out until at least late January following right knee surgery. Ognjen Kuzmic will be sidelined at least another four weeks after fracturing a bone in his right hand.