View Full Version : Battier Out For a Month.

09-26-2008, 04:17 PM
HOUSTON -- Houston Rockets forward Shane Battier will be sidelined up to four weeks and miss most of preseason because of an inflammation in his left foot.

He had surgery May 9 to remove bone spurs from his left ankle, and the team said the foot inflammation occurred during rehabilitation. The Rockets open training camp Tuesday.

The 6-foot-8 forward started 78 games last season and averaged 9.3 points and 5.1 rebounds. He was one of the team's most dependable 3-point shooters, hitting 38 percent.

Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press


Seems like he should be ready for the season. But good thing they have Artest...just incase.

09-26-2008, 04:20 PM
yeah houston have artest now...

09-26-2008, 04:27 PM
he should be ready for the opener oct 29

09-26-2008, 04:43 PM
that sucks. training camp is very important for a new group of guys.

09-26-2008, 04:53 PM
good thing we just locked up landry

Frank Costanza
09-26-2008, 04:54 PM
shanes a warrior i bet hes on the floor the second he gets cleared and ready to go, with arterst and scola he can take the first bit easy and get into the rotation on a good pace

09-26-2008, 05:12 PM
They got Artest now.

09-26-2008, 07:29 PM
thats fine. they have artest

09-26-2008, 08:13 PM
Artest can handle the slack for a bit. The real question, is should they let Yao sit out training camp, and then ease him in. Anyone who saw the Olympics know Yao is not near 100%. It may cost the Rockets the #1 seed, but going into the playoffs with a healthy Yao would be more than worth it.

09-27-2008, 07:23 PM
that sucks. training camp is very important for a new group of guys.

Not for Battier, his role doesnt change

09-27-2008, 09:02 PM
he'll be ready at the start of the season

09-27-2008, 09:58 PM
season hasn't started yet, and the rockets' most durable player is out. haha

hope he's fine though.

09-27-2008, 10:10 PM

Rockets never catch a break!