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Darius Miller ruptures Achilles, timeline for a return unknown


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Another former Kentucky star has suffered a serious injury.

The New Orleans Pelicans announced this morning that forward Darius Miller has suffered a ruptured Achilles and underwent surgery to repair the injury today.

According to the release, Dr. Martin O’Malley, in consultation with Pelicans Team Orthopedist Dr. Misty Suri of Ochsner Sports Medicine, performed the procedure at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City this morning.

A timeline for Miller’s return to basketball activities is unknown.

Back in July, the former Wildcat signed a two-year deal with the Pelicans worth $14.25 million, with $7,250,000 of that being guaranteed. Miller averaged 8.2 points per game and shot 36.5% from three last season.

Former Kentucky center DeMarcus Cousins tore his ACL earlier this month, an injury that will keep him out for the entirety of the 2019-20 NBA season. Former UK football star Avery Williamson also tore his ACL and will miss the upcoming NFL season, as well.

Injuries, man…

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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6 responses to “Darius Miller ruptures Achilles, timeline for a return unknown”

  1. Alex90

    Cousins, Wall and Miller ???? This is a very rare injury and its really weird that it’s happened to these 3 guys in the past 1.5 years

  2. BobbyBlue

    If there is a silver lining—- at least it isn’t necessarily a career ending injury as it once was.
    Wishing an all time favorite Ky native, god speed !

  3. Ned T.

    Took me a year to feel just o.k. after a complete tear. I was in a cast for almost 6 months.

  4. BigBlue4EverUK

    When you get Achilles injury it’s tough to come back the same player, but I do wish the best for all my Wildcats bouncing back from injuries.

    1. Bluehender

      Let it heal, first and foremost. Then, rehab like hell. And stretch, stretch,stretch

  5. StuckinLville

    I feel like i used to never see Achilles injuries and now that’s all that seems to be happening.