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Utah Jazz scoring and rebounding leader Carlos Boozer will not play again this season, Jazz trainer Gary Briggs said.
Boozer, out since straining his right foot Feb. 14 in Phoenix, will sit for Utah's final 12 games. That's on top of the 19 he already has missed since the middle of last month.
"He's getting better," Briggs said, "but his doctor wants him in the boot three more weeks."
That was the word Tuesday after Boozer went to Los Angeles on Monday for a follow-up visit with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Ferkel.
Boozer has been in a walking air cast since his first visit with Ferkel two weeks earlier.
Another follow-up exam is scheduled for April 19. The Jazz finish the season April 20 at Golden State.
"He doesn't feel pain in the boot," Briggs said, "but he does when he gets out of it.
"If it is to the point he can start doing some rehab out of the boot, we'll start it," Briggs added. "If for some reason, as the rehab progresses, it starts bothering him again, then surgery would be an option."
For now, however, no surgery is planned.,1249,600122167,00.html
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