Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford is now working under the assumption he won’t have center Brendan Haywood at all this season.

Haywood has been out since the preseason when doctors diagnosed a stress fracture in his left foot. Though the prognosis at the time was he’d miss roughly 12 weeks, Haywood has yet to be cleared for weight-bearing activity on the basketball court.

“I just think it will be difficult,” for him to play this season, Clifford said. “Even if he progressed to the point where he could get on the floor, it’s been a long time and he’s a big man. It’s hard to be out that long and get your rhythm to play.”