Derrick Caracter underwent successful surgery today to remove part of a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee, it was announced by the Lakers.

The surgery, which took approximately 30 minutes, was performed by Lakers team physicians Dr. Steve Lombardo and Dr. Daniel Kharazzi at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. Caracter is expected to be out a minimum of 4-6 weeks.

Caracter suffered the injury during practice on Monday.