Anthony Stover has shoulder surgery


UCLA center Anthony Stover had surgery Friday to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder and will be out for up to four months, coach Ben Howland said.

"It was straight forward and successful," Howland said. "Once they got in there it was definitely clear that it needed to be done."

Stover, a 6-10 sophomore reserve, originally injured his shoulder during preseason practice in October, when an MRI exam revealed torn cartilage. He played through the injury for most of this season and appeared in 28 games with three starts. A defensive specialist, Stover led the team with 39 blocked shots despite averaging only 8.4 minutes per game.