Utah’s Kirilenko placed on injured list
Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) – The Utah Jazz placed starting forward
Andrei Kirilenko on the injured list Tuesday with a sprained right knee.
The 23-year-old Kirilenko suffered the injury during the first half of
Saturday’s game against San Antonio. There is no timetable for his return, but
he is expected to be out for at least two weeks.
Currently in his fourth NBA campaign, Kirilenko had started all 14 games this
season for the Jazz and was second on the team in both scoring and rebounding
at the time of his injury.
Utah selected Kirilenko with the 24th overall pick of the 1999 NBA Draft. In
254 career games, he has posted averages of 13.1 points, 6.1 boards and 2.41
blocks per outing.
In a related move, the team activated rookie forward Kris Humphries, who had
been on the shelf with knee tendinitis.