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Carlesimo: Swift is a "major problem"

By Darnell Mayberry Published: October 5, 2008
The Thunder entered training camp with two of their three centers, Robert Swift and Mo Sene, hampered by injuries. On Saturday, the team lost its last healthy center when Johan Petro sustained a mild strain to his right hamstring. Team officials are listing Petro as day to day, but a prolonged absence will be a blow to the Thunder's frontline.

Carlesimo said he's disappointed that Swift, who fractured his right hand in the offseason, is behind and likely will have a hard time catching up.

“Robert Swift is a major problem right now,” Carlesimo said. “Everything's getting away from him. He needs to get on the floor.

Sene, who is recovering from microfracture knee surgery is “way ahead” of schedule, Carlesimo said.

“If Johan comes back next week, (the injuries are) not a problem. If this is something that lingers, that's not good.”