Saturday , Feb , 28 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Spurs’ Duncan placed on injured list

San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) – San Antonio Spurs All-Star forward Tim
Duncan has been placed on the injured list.

Duncan is suffering from irritation of the left patellofemoral joint and will
undergo treatment, including exercises, to strengthen his left quadriceps
muscles. Duncan underwent an MRI exam on Friday.

He played 25 minutes during a loss against Dallas on Thursday before exiting
in the third quarter with severe pain in the joint. Duncan finished with 22
points and 17 rebounds.

The two-time reigning MVP will be re-evaluated next week.

In 54 games this season, Duncan is averaging 23.2 points and 13.0 rebounds per
contest, both team-highs.