Houston Rockets guard Tracy McGrady has had his second surgery of the year, undergoing shoulder arthroscopy three months after having a microfracture procedure on his knee, the Houston Chronicle reported.
According to Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, the surgery Friday won't hamper McGrady's return to basketball activities amid rehabilitation for the knee operation.
"It is not an issue that would keep him longer than the other rehab," Morey told the newspaper. "They cleaned up the shoulder. It is something we talked about for awhile and they had some time now."
McGrady, who led the NBA in scoring in 2002-03 with 32.1 points per game and in 2003-04 with 28.0 while with the Orlando Magic, was limited to a career-low 35 games this season, his fifth with the Rockets.
McGrady had said last year his shoulder was arthritic and could require surgery after this season.
"I wouldn't say it was necessary," Morey said. "But in getting some opinions, it was decided it was better to do it and to hopefully be pain-free when he gets back."
The seven-time All-Star sprained his shoulder in a game against the Sacramento Kings in March 2008, and wore padding to protect it for the rest of last season.
He also had surgery last May to clear loose tissue in his shoulder and knee.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.