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Whaley out indefinitely with torn cartilage

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah Jazz rookie Robert Whaley is out
indefinitely with torn cartilage in his right knee.

Jazz vice president of basketball operations Kevin O'Connor said
the team learned Wednesday afternoon that Whaley's medial meniscus
was torn and would need surgery. No date had been set for the
operation.

Whaley was still on the active roster Wednesday night when the
Jazz hosted Seattle because all three of Utah's inactive spots were
already filled by Carlos Boozer (hamstring), Matt Harpring (knee)
and C.J. Miles (development league).

Gordan Giricek also didn't dress for the Jazz on Wednesday night
because of a sore Achilles' tendon.