Foster Recovering from Hip Surgery

By Conrad Brunner | July 14, 2005
Jeff Foster is on the road to recovery.
The Pacers' center is expected to be at full strength for training camp after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right hip last week.

"The good news is we have two-and-a-half months before training camp," said Coach Rick Carlisle, "so we're going to take it slow and gradual and make sure, step-by-step, that we're going at the right pace."

Foster averaged career highs of 7.0 points and 9.0 rebounds last season, starting 43 of his 61 games played. He missed the first month of the regular season while recovering from surgery on the same hip.

"It went great," said Athletic Trainer Josh Corbeil. "It's going to be slow, to make sure he heals right because this is the second procedure, but he should be ready for training camp."

In 38 starts, Foster averaged 8.4 points and 9.8 rebounds. Veteran free agent Dale Davis took over as the starter for the final six weeks of the regular season and playoffs. Foster averaged 18.8 minutes, 5.9 points and 7.4 rebounds in the postseason.

It occured to me after reading this that Foster won't be in any trades until he can pass a physical.