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Report: Mills out 7 months with shoulder injury, in talks with Spurs

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, San Antonio Spurs unrestricted free agent point guard Patty Mills will miss the next seven months with a shoulder injury that will force him to withdraw from Australia’s world cup play.

After the injury news was announced, Marc Stein of reported that the Spurs and Mills are in discussions for a new deal, despite the injury news.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports also reported the Spurs intend to bring back Mills.

The Australian newspaper reports that Mills will have surgery in the coming days to repair the rotator cuff in his right shoulder.

The injury comes at the worst time for the 25-year-old, who played a vital part in the Spurs winning their fifth NBA title. Mills is a free agent and was expected to earn a big pay day after having the best season of his young career in the NBA.

The shoulder injury is expected to sideline him for the first three months of the 2014-15 NBA season. The Sydney Morning Herald also reports that Mills will miss between six and seven months as he goes through a strict rehabilitation.

(Paul Garcia contributed to the article.)


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