Ukrainian forward Slava Medvedenko of the Los Angeles Lakers will miss about six weeks after being diagnosed with a herniated disc.
Medvedenko injured his back in a National Basketball Association game at Minnesota on Nov. 9.
He has played in two games, averaging 1.0 points and 0.5 rebounds, AP reports.
Russian small missile ships - the Grad Sviyazhsk and the Great Ustyug - set off for a mission to the Mediterranean Sea
President Vladimir Putin has not released an official statement yet about his position on the issue of the pension reform in Russia