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Lakers News: Luol Deng undergoes successful surgery on pectoral muscle

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This will most assuredly fix everything!

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Luol Deng is about a month into an offseason in which he has been focused on bouncing back from an altogether disappointing first season with the Los Angeles Lakers.

His work to get back will have to take a break, however, as the team announced Wednesday that he underwent successful surgery to repair his right pectoral muscle.

The L.A. Times’ Tania Ganguli reports that the issue came from lifting recently, so that should put to rest comments about whether this was something that might’ve occurred in the season and the Lakers had another “company time” situation.

As part of the announcement, the Lakers say Deng is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for training camp, whereupon he’ll be half of a very interesting competition for minutes with Brandon Ingram, who came on in the second half of the season and could make a fairly strong case for the starting small forward job.