Saturday , Oct , 30 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Reggie Miller’s injury worse than expected

Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) – Indiana Pacers guard Reggie Miller
received bad news on Saturday as he is now expected to miss six-to-eight weeks
due to a broken hand.

Miller suffered a broken bone in his left hand in the first quarter of a 98-79
loss to Denver on Friday night at Conseco Fieldhouse. However, the initial
estimate was a four-to-six week recovery, before Miller was re-examined
Saturday.

The Pacers will open the regular season missing three starters. Center Jeff
Foster is out at least six more weeks after undergoing right hip surgery, and
power forward Jermaine O’Neal said Friday he expects to begin the year on the
injured list because of the slow recovery of his injured left foot.

The 6’7″ Miller was selected by the Pacers with the 11th overall pick in the
1987 draft. He holds the NBA record for most three-point field goals made with
2,330.

In 80 games last season, Miller averaged 10.0 points and 3.1 assists. In 17
seasons with the Pacers, Miller owns career averages of 18.4 points and 3.0
assists.

Indiana wrapped up the preseason with a 6-2 record. The franchise best is
6-1 set in 1997-98 and 1980-81.

The Pacers open the regular season in Cleveland on Wednesday night.

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