Miller had a stress fracture in his foot that needed to be surgically repaired and was to be out eight to 12 weeks. With that timeline, he was due to be back by early November.
This news alone was bad news for Miller, a forward with the team, as they loaded up this offseason. Miller played limited minutes off the bench at three last season and this season Tyreke Evans will likely start at three with Al-Farouq Aminu and Anthony Morrow behind him. It will be tough for Miller to have some minutes at four behind Ryan Anderson with the rotation already set and him not having been at camp.
It's unknown how the injury occurred, but it likely happened during training camp. He started to feel pain in his foot while working out and asked the team's medical staff to take a look at it.
Miller's situation got worse Monday at the team's press conference. The former University of Kentucky standout still needs crutches to get around and at this point has no timetable for his return.
Miller is still wearing a cast, which should be removed in the next week.
"I'm waiting to get the cast off so I can get it stronger, and get the range of motion back in my ankle," Miller said. "I haven't really talked about a set date (to return) or anything. They said they don't want to rush it, and I don't blame them."
Miller will not be able to play in the NBA pre-season game against the Washington Wizards on October 19th in Rupp Arena.
References: Kentucky.Com and NBC Sports.
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