Friday , Jan , 23 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Sixers’ Coleman suffers broken finger

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Philadelphia 76ers forward Derrick Coleman
fractured his right pinkie finger in Friday night’s loss to Orlando and will
miss at least six weeks.

Coleman was hurt in the first half, and had the injured finger placed in a
cast. He’s missed 13 games already this year with various injuries.

Leading rebounder Kenny Thomas also left the game with a corneal abrasion in
his left eye, suffered when he took an elbow from Orlando’s Zaza Pachulia
while the two fought for a rebound late in the first quarter.

The Sixers lost the game to Orlando, 98-93, after trailing by as many as 13
points in the second half with the two starters out.