Report: Patty Mills out for 6-7 months with injury - NBC Sports

Report: Patty Mills out for 6-7 months with injury
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SAN ANTONIO, TX - JUNE 15: Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs poses for a portrait with the Larry O'Brien Trophy after defeating the Miami Heat in Game Five of the 2014 NBA Finals on June 15, 2014 at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
July 2, 2014, 1:02 am

SYDNEY (AP) Australian media reported that NBA champion San Antonio Spurs point guard Patty Mills will be sidelined for up to seven months with a right shoulder injury.

Fairfax Media reports Wednesday that Mills has withdrawn from Australia's campaign for the Aug. 30 to Sept. 14 World Cup in Spain and will undergo surgery in the next few days to repair the rotator cuff in his shoulder.

The news comes hours into the NBA free-agency period that many expected to land Mills a major contract.

The report says Mills played through pain during the NBA season and scans revealed the wear and tear just two weeks after he helped the Spurs win the title.

Mills scored 17 points for the Spurs in the clinching Game 5 as a backup to Tony Parker.

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