Wednesday , Sep , 29 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Kittles out four weeks for Clippers

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Los Angeles Clippers guard Kerry Kittles is
expected to miss up to four weeks of the preseason as he rehabilitates a right
knee injury.

Kittles, who was acquired from the New Jersey Nets in the offseason, will
participate in a therapy and conditioning program designed to strengthen his
right knee.

“We were aware that Kerry underwent an arthroscopic procedure on the knee prior
to the (July) trade (which brought him to the Clippers), however he passed his
post-trade physical with no problem,” said Clippers’ Vice President of
Basketball Operations Elgin Baylor. “He later sought a second opinion due to a
persistent clicking sound in the knee joint, and was advised that his best
course of action was to complete a six-week therapy program, which he initiated
two weeks ago.”

Kittles has been cleared by the medical staff to play, but he has decided to
take advantage of the program to make his knee stronger.

“His progress will be closely monitored by the team’s medical and training
staff,” said Baylor. “We have every expectation that he will be at full
strength and ready to go in time for the beginning of the regular season.”

LAC