Second-year Jazz guard Bart Kofoed could miss the start of training camp in October, after suffering a stress fracture in his left foot in the early moments of a Utah Pro-Am Summer League game Tuesday night at East High.
Kofoed's foot was stepped on after he crashed to the floor on a drive to the basket. The fracture is in the fifth metatarsal bone, the same injury he sustained during trianing camp last October which caused him to miss the first two months of the season. He's expected to be sidelined between six and 10 weeks, according to Jazz officials; training camp starts Oct. 9 and the season starts Nov. 4.Kofoed's injury and the fact Darrell Griffith is coming off knee surgery leaves Bobby Hansen as the only known quantity at the off-guard position. The Jazz will now almost surely bring to camp Marty Simmons of Evansville and Iowa's Jeff Moe, who plays both guard positions.
Simmons and Scott Roth had 27 points each for FHP, the Jazz entry, in a 159-96 rout of Schubach's-Seiko, the Salt Lake Community College team. Moe and forward Marty Embry added 25 points each, while forwards Tyrone Greer and Antoine Davison paced SLCC with 22 apiece. The Jazz released forward Clarence Martin Tuesday, reducing their original rookie-free agent list from 13 to seven.
In Tuesday's other game, the Denver Nuggets' Danny Schayes scored 38 points in Coors' 131-111 defeat of Associated Business Products. Both teams are collections of current and former NBA and local college players. Fred Roberts paced ABP with 35 points.
Round-robin play continues tonight and Thursday with Schubach's-Seiko meeting Coors at 6:30 and FHP facing Associated at 8:30.
- Kurt Kragthorpe