Yeguete had the debridement procedure at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, and his recovery is projected to take four months.
It is the second cleanup procedure he has had on the knee in the past four months. In a debridement procedure, damaged tissue is removed and the area is repaired.
The 6-foot-7, 247-pound Yeguete -- Florida's top interior defender and key player in the Gators' full-court press -- averaged 5.5 points and 5.8 rebounds in 31 games last season. He missed five games in February after having arthroscopic surgery to remove loose bodies in his right knee.