Tuesday , Nov , 18 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Iverson out with knee injury

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Philadelphia 76ers guard Allen Iverson is
listed on the team’s web site as “out” for Wednesday’s game against Toronto
with a right knee contusion.

Iverson hurt the knee in the first quarter of Friday’s game against San
Antonio. In the two games since the victory over the Spurs, Iverson has hit
just 12-of-48 shots in losses to Cleveland and Houston.

“I know there’s not any muscle damage,” Iverson said. “I didn’t twist it or
anything. I banged it real hard.”

The next step could be an MRI.

Of course, Iverson has been expected to miss games in the past and has
played.

Iverson, the NBA MVP of the 2000-2001 season, finished third in the NBA in
scoring last season (27.6 ppg) after leading the league in scoring three of
the previous four years.

Last week, Iverson was named Player of the Week, leading the Sixers to a 2-1
record by averaging 31.7 points, 7.7 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 3.67 steals.
For the week, Iverson led the NBA in minutes per game, was second in scoring
and steals per game and fifth in assists per game.

PHI