Tisdale has part of right leg amputated

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Former Phoenix Suns forward Wayman Tisdale had part of his right leg amputated Monday because of bone cancer.

The 44-year-old Tisdale revealed on his Web site that the surgery was scheduled for Monday. His wife, Regina, told The Associated Press Tuesday night the surgery had taken place as planned.

Tisdale played for Oklahoma before spending 12 seasons in the NBA with the Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings and the 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 in February of 2007.