The Indiana Pacers received some discouraging injury news on Tuesday.
Veteran reserve big man Jeff Foster will miss 2 weeks after undergoing a procedure on his ailing back, according to The Sports Network.
Indiana Pacers forward/center Jeff Foster will undergo a back procedure and will miss the next two weeks, the team announced Tuesday. Foster, 35, has been hampered by a balky back for parts of the past three seasons. He appeared in just 16 games in 2009-10 and 56 games in 2010-11 as a result.Foster sat out the first six games of the 2011-2012 season before suiting up to make five appearances. On the year, he's averaging 3.0 points and 4.6 rebounds in 14.6 minutes per game.
Without Foster, Indiana coach Frank Vogel has used a frontcourt rotation that includes center Roy Hibbert and forwards David West and Tyler Hansbrough. Reserve big man Lou Amundson, acquired in trade from the Golden State Warriors, has also seen time.
Foster is in the final year of a contract that is paying him $3 million for the 2011-2012 season.
The Pacers are currently 9-3 on the season.
Hat tip: HoopsHype.com