Brand Out With Achilles Injury

Los Angeles - Los Angeles Clippers forward Elton
Brand suffered a ruptured left Achilles' tendon during his daily
workout yesterday. The 28-year-old will have to have surgery but
details haven't been worked out. Brand is an eight-year NBA veteran
who averaged over 20 points and nine rebounds last season.
The former Duke star withdrew for the U.S. national team last month due to an injury.