The Charlotte Bobcats will be without one of their big men, center Brendan Haywood, for at least the next 12 weeks after being diagnosed with a stress fracture in his left foot requiring surgery, it was announced today.
The 33 year old out of the University of North Carolina played in 61 games for the Bobcats last season averaging 3.5 points in 19 minutes. A New York native, Haywood has also played for Dallas and Washington and in his career has averaged 6.9 points and 6.1 rebounds in 794 games.
The team said that Haywood had an MRI and CT scan yesterday ordered by foot specialist Dr. Bob Anderson revealed the stress fracture in the navicular bone. Haywood will undergo surgery next week to place two screws in the bone to reinforce the stress fracture and help it to heal. Following 12 weeks of immobilization, he will undergo a follow-up CT scan to determine his return to normal activities.
The Bobcats also announced a pair of moves when they waived guards Troy Daniels and Abdul Gaddy. The roster now stands at 16.