posted on Mar, 12 2005 @ 09:28 PM
Sacramento Kings center Brad Miller will be sidelined for at least a month after breaking his left leg during a light shooting drill Saturday.
Miller, a two-time All-Star, missed Sacramento's last six games with a bruised calf. He was expected to return for Sunday's game against Houston --
but in the latest bizarre injury in a long franchise history for the Kings, Miller broke his left fibula during a non-contact drill.
The bone will heal in four to six weeks, according to team doctors, and Miller should be able to ride a stationary bike in 10 days. But the playoffs
begin in six weeks, and the Kings aren't sure whether he'll be ready.
The Kings already lost guard Bobby Jackson for the rest of the regular season when he underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist in
early January. Peja Stojakovic, the NBA's second-leading scorer last season, has been sidelined or ineffective since straining his hamstring last
month, while Cuttino Mobley missed two recent games with a strained lower back.
The bad luck for Sacramento continues, I bet they wish they could have Chris Webber back now. That would be devastating to the Kings if he is unable
to return for the start of the playoffs, they might not be around long enough for his return.