Lockyer\'s knee surgery successful

Broncos skipper Darren Lockyer is expected to be available for Brisbane's last 2008 pre-season game after successfully undergoing a knee reconstruction today.

Lockyer's torn anterior cruciate ligament was repaired as well as knee cartilage damage. Lockyer should start running in five to six months and start contact training in February.

Brisbane's final pre-season trial match will be held in the first week of March. Lockyer damaged his right knee late in Brisbane's win over North Queensland on July 13, ruling him out for the rest of the season.