Wednesday , Mar , 03 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Knicks place Mutombo on injured list

New York, NY (Sports Network) – The New York Knicks placed center Dikembe
Mutombo on the injured list before Wednesday’s game against Philadelphia. He
is expected to be out at least five games.

The team announced that Mutombo underwent an abdominal surgical procedure at
Beth Israel Hospital Singer Division on Wednesday morning.

Mutombo, a four-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year, is averaging 5.8
points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in 60 games with New York this season.

To fill Mutombo’s spot on the roster, the Knicks activated center Cezary
Trybanski. Trybanski has missed the last 24 games with left patella