Derrick Caracter has torn lateral meniscus

El Segundo, Calif -- Los Angeles Lakers forward Derrick Caracter has suffered a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee, and will undergo surgery Wednesday.

Lakers spokesman John Black says the procedure will be performed by Dr. Steve Lombardo, and a timetable for Caracter’s recovery will be released upon completion. The injury was suffered Sunday at practice at the team facility in El Segundo.

Caracter was selected by the Lakers with the 58th pick of the 2010 NBA draft. He played sparingly in his rookie season, appearing in 41 games and averaging 2.0 points and 1.1 rebounds in 5.0 minutes.

Caracter was expected to compete in training camp for playing time at power forward following the trade of Lamar Odom to the Dallas Mavericks.