SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Utah forward Carlos Boozer has been diagnosed with a hairline fracture in his left leg and will miss several weeks of the Jazz's schedule.
Team officials said the injury was thought to be a bruised knee but further examinations indicated a hairline fracture of Boozer's left fibula head. It is expected to need four to five weeks to heal.
Boozer was injured in the first quarter of Utah's game against New Orleans when he collided with the Hornets' Tyson Chandler.
Boozer, who has been in the NBA since 2002, is averaging 22.1 points and 11.8 rebounds a game this season.