Tuesday , Dec , 02 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Diop sidelined with knee injury

Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) – Cleveland Cavaliers forward/center DeSagana
Diop may need surgery on his right knee after an MRI exam revealed a torn
lateral meniscus.

Diop suffered the injury during overtime of Saturday’s game versus Memphis.

“Obviously, this is a big setback for DeSagana, who has been playing the best
basketball of his career,” general manager Jim Paxson said. “Moving forward,
we’ll work with DeSagana and our medical staff to determine the best course of
repair and act quickly so we can get him back in the lineup as soon as

In 16 games this season, Diop has averaged 2.8 points and 4.5 rebounds per