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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Before this season, the 6-foot-7, 215-pound Sefolosha had missed just four starts since joining the Thunder on Feb. 19, 2009, after a trade with the Chicago Bulls.

Sefolosha said no surgery is planned at this point.

“That's what I'm trying to prevent by doing this (resting),” Sefolosha said. “This is totally new. I've never missed a long period of time like this. It's tough. I've just got to deal with it and stay positive.”

Known as one of the league's best perimeter defenders, Sefolosha was averaging 20.9 minutes, 5.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and was shooting a career-best 48.1 percent from 3-point range before the injury.

Daequan Cook continues to start in place of the 27-year-old Sefolosha.