Former Utah Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko could be out until January, according to a report on CSKA Moscow's website.Kirilenko broke his nose and injured his left shoulder Nov. 19 while playing for CSKA.The team said Monday additional tests showed "contusion changes in the muscles and ligaments of the left shoulder [that] will require long-term therapeutic measures." An extended rehabilitation period will be required, according to the team, and Kirilenko is expected to miss CSKA's remaining games through 2011.
"I know nothing about it," agent Marc Fleisher told The Salt Lake Tribune. "Andrei told me yesterday or the day before … the doctors just wanted to give his broken nose another four or five days to recover and he was going to wear a mask. Nothing about his shoulder hurting. Nothing about anything like that."
Fleisher previously said Monday that Kirilenko will weigh returning to the NBA as an unrestricted free agent versus remaining in Russia to play with CSKA.