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Plan for Rodrigue Beaubois delayed

Foot injury keeps guard out of action, prevents Mavs from accelerating his progress

Updated: September 14, 2010, 11:29 AM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- When it comes to going under the knife, there's nothing wrong with calling in Mom.

Yet, Rodrigue Beaubois refused his mother's persistent pleas to be by his side in Dallas for his Aug. 13 surgery in which a pin was placed in his left foot days after he broke his fifth metatarsal bone during a practice with the French national team.

The injury eliminated him from playing in the just-concluded FIBA World Championships, what would have been his first international competition, ...

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