All-Star forward's sprained knee needs rest

The Utah Jazz placed forward Andrei Kirilenko and center Curtis Borchardt on the injured list Tuesday.

Kirilenko will be sidelined at least the next two weeks with a
sprained ligament in his right knee. Jazz trainer Gary Briggs said
an MRI taken Sunday showed the ligament was sprained but not
completely ruptured.

Kirilenko, an All-Star last season in his third year in the NBA,
is second on the Jazz in scoring (14.8 points) and rebounding (7.2)
and averages more than four blocks per game.

Borchardt is listed as having inflammation in his right foot,
which caused him to miss all of the 2002-03 season after having

The Jazz filled the two roster spots by activating rookie
forward Kris Humphries and center Aleksandar Radojevic.

Humphries, taken by Utah with the 14th pick in the 2004 draft,
has one point in 8 minutes this season. He was put on the injured
list Nov. 16 because of tendinitis in his knee and has missed the
last eight games.

Radojevic started the year on the injured list with tendinitis
in his left knee. The 7-foot-3 backup center from Serbia-Montenegro
hasn't played a game in the NBA since 1999-2000.