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Lynx standout Augustus has non-cancerous tumors removed

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Lynx star Seimone Augustus will miss at least the start of the season after having non-cancerous tumors removed from her abdomen and lower back.

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Augustus re-mains in the hospital recovering from the surgery. A Lynx spokesman says she will definitely play this season, but the team will not have a timetable for her return until doctors re-evaluate her in a week to 10 days.

Augustus only played in six games last season after tearing the ACL in her left knee.

The Lynx will also be without forward Candice Wiggins for at least a month. Doctors found a small tear in the meniscus in her right knee. Wiggins will have surgery Tuesday and be out about four weeks.

Wiggins averaged 13.1 points last season.

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