Toronto Raptors center Sharone Wright will miss the first three months of the 1997-98 NBA season after undergoing surgery to repair injuries received in a car accident.
Wright, 24, fractured his arm and shoulder in an auto accident last Friday in his hometown of Macon, Ga.
The Raptors said that doctors at Central Georgia Hospital inserted two metal plates into the humerus bone of Wright's left arm.
Wright and two friends were on the way to a basketball clinic when the Mercedes Benz he was driving skidded off the road and rolled for about 60 yards. The two passengers were not seriously injured.
Elsewhere, the Los Angeles Lakers re-signed 6-foot-10 free agent forward Robert Horry to a multiyear contract.
"Signing Robert was one of our top priorities for the offseason," Lakers executive vice president Jerry West said.