Pelicans’ Darius Miller has surgery on foot

New Orleans Hornets forward Darius Miller, center, battles for a rebound with Washington Wizards center Nene, left, and guard Bradley Beal, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
New Orleans Hornets forward Darius Miller, center, battles for a rebound with Washington Wizards center Nene, left, and guard Bradley Beal, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Pelicans said second-year small forward Darius Miller had surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot.

Team officials said Miller had surgery in Southern California on Friday and will return to New Orleans on Tuesday to begin his rehabilitation, which is expected to take eight to 12 weeks.

The 6-foot-8 Miller, a 2012 second-round choice out of Kentucky, played in 52 games last season with two starts. He averaged 2.3 points and 1.5 rebounds in 13.3 minutes.