Sasha Vujacic will miss the next 10-14 days of training camp after further tests on his sprained left ankle revealed an avulsion fracture, a team spokesman said Tuesday.
The injury, which doctors believe existed before the ankle sprain during the first week of training camp, occurs when a tendon or ligament attaches to a bone and pulls a thin piece off the bone. Vujacic will be shut down for at least 10 days as a precautionary move, though he said Tuesday that he hopes to be back sooner.
“It’s nothing to worry about, but if you’re not smart about it, you could miss a month so I’m going to take some pressure off it for a little while,” Vujacic said. “It’s better to sit out a week or two now than later on.”
Vujacic sat out of most of Tuesday’s practice, but stayed afterwards –which is not uncommon for him — shooting free throws and running shots off of his right foot. He walked without a noticeable limp.
“I’m one of those guys who can’t stay away. This is killing me not to be playing,” he said. “I want to be there for opening night, so I’m going to do whatever I can to be ready.”