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.
— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) August 29, 2019
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.