Friday , Dec , 10 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Utah’s Kirilenko likely out another month

Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) – Utah Jazz starting forward Andrei
Kirilenko will likely be sidelined another month because of a knee injury.

Kirilenko, who is on the injured list, sprained a ligament in his right knee
during a game against San Antonio on November 27 and the rehabilitation
process has taken longer than expected.

The team was hoping that Kirilenko would return in two weeks, but the Salt
Lake Tribune reported Friday that the All-Star forward will likely be out for
another month. He is not expected to begin rehab on the knee until the Jazz
return from a road trip around Christmas time.

“He understands this is a slow process,” said Jazz trainer Gary Briggs. “We’re
still in the healing process now. [After Christmas], we’ll get to the rehab
phase.”

The 23-year-old Kirilenko is in his fourth NBA campaign. In 14 games this
season, he is averaging 14.8 points and 7.2 rebounds per contest.

UTA