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NBA MVP James released from hospital after jaw surgery

2009-06-04 14:34 BJT

WASHINGTON, June 3 (Xinhua) -- Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James was released from the Cleveland Clinic on Wednesday, a day after having a benign growth removed from his jaw.

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James hits a two-point shot in the first quarter of play against the Orlando Magic during Game 6 of their Eastern Conference Finals NBA basketball playoff series in Orlando, Florida May 30, 2009.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James hits a 
two-point shot in the first quarter of play 
against the Orlando Magic during Game 6 of 
their Eastern Conference Finals NBA basketball
playoff series in Orlando, Florida May 30, 
2009.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

The NBA MVP received a five-hour surgery Tuesday and his team said James returned home and was recovering well.

James has had the condition for several months but decided not to have surgery until the team's season was complete following their elimination from in the Eastern Conference finals of the NBA playoffs by Orlando Magic.

Tissue was removed from James' parotid gland, which causes salivation, in a procedure that if often time consuming because of nerves and blood vessels in the area.

Editor: Zheng Limin | Source: Xinhua