Milicic could miss start of playoffs with sprained foot

Updated: April 18, 2007, 7:15 PM ET
Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Orlando Magic center Darko Milicic has a right mid-foot sprain and could miss the start of the playoffs.

Darko Milicic

Milicic had tests Wednesday and was ruled out of the Magic's regular-season finale against defending NBA champion Miami.

He was listed day-to-day, and his return depended on how he responded to treatment.

Milicic injured his foot against Washington on Tuesday night. His right leg was sandwiched between Wizards players DeShawn Stevenson and Brendan Haywood as the three players fought for a rebound.

Milicic was placed in a protective boot and left the arena on crutches.

Milicic is averaging 8.0 points and 5.5 rebounds this season.

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