MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves received bad news
on Tuesday with their regular-season opener fast approaching: guard
Randy Foye's lingering left knee injury will sideline him for
An MRI test and CT scan performed on Foye's knee revealed a
stress reaction in his kneecap, and the team announced that the
second-year player will be out indefinitely.
After being hindered by soreness throughout most of the
preseason, Foye played 16 minutes in last Friday's exhibition game and
took the court with the Timberwolves on Saturday -- but he's been
unable to practice this week. An NBA all-rookie team selection last
season, Foye was certain to be in the starting lineup for this
revamped, inexperienced team that has only five returning players on
the 15-man roster.
Foye averaged 10.1 points, 2.8 assists and 22.9 minutes for
Minnesota last season while playing in all 82 games. Sebastian
Telfair, Marko Jaric and Greg Buckner are expected to assume the
ballhandling duties at point guard while Foye is out.