Bobcats’ Przybilla done for the season

Charlotte Bobcats backup center Joel Przybilla will miss the

remainder of the season with continued pain in his right knee.

The Bobcats on Thursday announced Przybilla will undergo another

procedure to remove wires inserted in the knee after he twice tore

his patella tendon. Przybilla has not played for Charlotte since

March 7. He was acquired from Portland in a Feb. 24 trade that sent

Gerald Wallace to the Trail Blazers.

Charlotte is left with only one healthy center, Kwame Brown. But

coach Paul Silas says it’s unlikely they’ll waive Przybilla and

sign a big man since any new player wouldn’t be eligible for the


Silas also doesn’t expect Stephen Jackson, Tyrus Thomas or Shaun

Livingston to play Friday at Orlando due to nagging injuries.