Thunder: Thabo Sefolosha says he will miss another month

Oklahoma City's starting guard had injured foot put in a hard cast on Thursday.
BY JOHN ROHDE, Staff Writer, jrohde@opubco.com Published: February 17, 2012
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Thunder starting guard Thabo Sefolosha confirmed Friday night he likely will miss at least one month while trying to recover from a tendon injury in his right foot.

Sefolosha's foot was put in a hard cast Thursday. He will remain in that cast for one week, wear a walking boot for one week and then rehab for two weeks before trying to return to game action.

“It's really going to be better (in two weeks) once I take the boot off and feel the difference in terms of not feeling the pain anymore,” Sefolosha said after OKC's 110-87 victory over Golden State at Chesapeake Energy Arena. “That's what I'm really ready for, there not being any pain.”

Friday marked the 11th straight start Sefolosha missed. He last played in the first half of the Thunder's Jan. 27 game at Golden State, where he reinjured the foot that also caused him to miss a Jan. 3 home loss against Portland.

“The last time I injured it, the recovery process wasn't going as fast as the first time I injured it,” Sefolosha said. “We saw a specialist (Wednesday), and he said rest would be the best thing.”

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