Wayman Tisdale has part of his leg amputated

Former Oklahoma basketball standout Wayman Tisdale had part of his right leg amputated at an Oklahoma City hospital as part of his continuing fight with bone cancer.

The 44-year-old Tisdale underwent the surgery Monday, and his wife Regina tells The Associated Press that the procedure went well.

Tisdale is a 6-foot-9 Tulsa native who played 12 seasons in the NBA with the Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns.

He first learned he had cancerous cyst below his right knee after he broke his leg in a fall at his home in Los Angeles on Feb. 8, 2007.

Tisdale, now an award-winning jazz musician, underwent treatment and later had knee replacement surgery and resumed touring.

He has said that his latest album, "Rebound," was inspired by his ongoing fight against the cancer.

On his Web site, Tisdale said removing a portion of the leg amputated would be the best way to ensure that the cancer would not return.

Tisdale said he planned to resume touring in the fall.


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