New Orleans Pelicans second-year backup forward Darius Miller could miss up to 12 weeks after suffering a stress fracture in his left foot that required surgery the team announced Monday.

Miller 6 feet 8 235 pounds had been experiencing discomfort in his foot during volunteer workouts before team doctors diagnosed the injury. Although he is set to begin rehabilitation work in New Orleans on Tuesday Miller is expected to miss all of training camp that is set to begin on Oct. 1.

As a rookie last season Miller played in 52 games and averaged 2.3 points. Miller was the only Hornets player to draw a NBA Development League assignment. He played in 11 games for the Iowa Energy which included eight starts and averaged 9.9 points 3.5 rebounds 1.6 assists in 27.2 minutes before he was recalled in January.