Monday , Dec , 08 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Stoudemire expected to miss four weeks

Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) – The Phoenix Suns will be without forward Amare
Stoudemire for the next four weeks with a third-degree sprain of his left
ankle.

Stoudemire, who has been placed on the injured list, suffered the injury in
the second quarter of Friday’s 29-point come-from-behind win over the Boston
Celtics. He went to the floor after landing on Paul Pierce’s foot under the
Suns’ basket, while attempting to grab a rebound.

X-rays taken after the game were negative, but Stoudemire returned to
Phoenix for an MRI on Sunday. No fracture was revealed, but the NBA’s
reigning Rookie of the year was fitted with a walking support boot.

Stoudemire is averaging 15.1 points, while grabbing 8.8 boards a contest.

Phoenix will continue its four-game road trip in Orlando on Tuesday, as the
Magic try and avoid their 20th consecutive loss.

PHO