Miller (Achilles) will not play for the Pelicans when the season resumes in Orlando, Andrew Lopez of ESPN reports. There was initially some hope that Miller would be able to return from his torn Achilles tendon, but he'll play it safe and be held out when the season resumes. Miller suffered the injury in late-August of 2019 and was initially given a seven-to-eight-month timetable. As of last week, Miller was able to go through on-court work, but he hadn't had a chance to play 3-on-3 or 5-on-5.
Miller (Achilles) may not be healthy enough to play in Orlando during the eight-game regular season, Will Guillory of The Athletic reports. Miller hasn't had an opportunity to test his Achilles out 3-on-3 or 5-on-5 due the to pandemic restrictions. Guillory "doubts we'll see [Miller] playing if he can't ramp up his activity really quickly." If Miller does take the court, it will be a season debut. His presence would add an extra floor spacer, as Miller hits 1.9 threes in 25.5 minutes per game at 36.5 percent.
Miller's (Achilles) status is "up in the air" for the resumption of the NBA season in Orlando, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports. Miller tore his Achilles during an offseason workout and hasn't played this season. However, with an initial recovery timetable set for August, it seems within the realm of possibility that he could play in the Pelicans' upcoming games. Lopez notes that more information should be available once the team goes through pre-bubble training camp.
Miller has been limited to jogging on an anti-gravity treadmill and taking part in light shooting on the court since undergoing surgery in late August to repair a ruptured right Achilles' tendon, Will Guillory of The Athletic reports. Coming off a strong season in a reserve role for the Pelicans in 2018-19, Miller was rewarded with a two-year, $14.25 million contract this summer. The first year of that deal will go down as a lost one, as Miller was handed a 7-to-8-month recovery timeline after he sustained the injury in an offseason workout in New Orleans. While that timetable theoretically gives Miller a shot at being ready to play at the tail end of the regular season or during a potential postseason run, the Pelicans already essentially ruled him out from returning at any point when they applied for a disabled player exception back in September, per Shams Charania of The Athletic. Miller shouldn't face any restrictions once training camp arrives next fall, but as a 30-year-old attempting to make it back from one of the most devastating injuries for pro athletes, he may struggle to regain his prior form.
Miller underwent surgery Thursday to repair a ruptured right Achilles tendon. The forward is expected to be sidelined for 7-to-8 months, according to Malika Andrews of ESPN.com. Miller presumably suffered the injury during a recent workout. Given the nature of Achilles tears, there's a fair chance that Miller misses the entire 2019-20 campaign. The injury opens up more time on the wing for the likes of Brandon Ingram, Nicolo Melli and Josh Hart.
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