Lakers' Jerry Buss Expected to Be Fine Following Surgery

Tim Keeney@@t_keenContributor IAugust 12, 2012

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20:  Los Angeles Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss arrives for NBA labor negotiations at Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers on October 20, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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Jerry Buss is going to recover just fine.

What exactly he's going to recover from isn't quite known, but according to the Los Angeles Times' Broderick Turner, Lakers fans needn't worry about their beloved owner. 

Los Angeles Lakers" id="ORSPT000104" href="">Lakers owner Jerry Buss underwent a surgical procedure Thursday, but the team would not provide many details.

"He did have surgery and it went fine," Lakers spokesman John Black said. "He's not home yet, but he's expected to make a full recovery."

Buss, who turned 78 in January, has been the owner of the Lakers since 1979, covering a span that has seen the team take home 10 NBA championships. He is the true face of one of the most popular and profitable organizations in sports. 

For the Lakers to refuse to disclose details on the procedure is a little odd, but at the same time it likely means it was nothing too serious.

But then again, that's pure speculation.

This marks the third hospital trip in less than a year for Buss, who was treated for dehydration in July and suffered from blood clots in December 2011.

On Aug. 10, Buss' son, Jim, told the Times that, following the surgery, his father was "incoherent and he was going to be like that for two or three days."

Nonetheless, Jerry's absence doesn't have a huge effect on the Lakers organization as Jim, the Lakers' executive vice president of personnel, has started to take the reins from his father over the past year. He recently was a big part of bringing in star center Dwight Howard

The move that sent shock waves through the NBA surely made dad proud, as it had the owner asking for details just 14 hours removed from surgery.

Yeah, I think he's going to be just fine.