Tuesday , Mar , 30 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Report: Iverson likely to miss remainder of the season

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Philadelphia 76ers All-Star guard Allen
Iverson will most likely miss the remainder of the regular season because of
a right knee injury.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Tuesday that Iverson will need four-to-six
weeks of rest due to cartilage damage in the knee.

Iverson has been bothered by swelling in his right knee and decided to seek a
second opinion on Monday by visiting Dr. Russell Warren, the team physician
for the New York Giants. The 76ers have not revealed Warren’s diagnosis.

Iverson missed his fourth straight game on Sunday, as the 76ers suffered an
89-65 loss to the Boston Celtics. The team’s leading scorer has already sat
out a career-high 26 contests this year because of various injuries and the
76ers are 12-14 without him.

In 48 games this season, Iverson has averaged 26.4 points and 6.8 assists per
outing.

Philadelphia has only eight games remaining in the 2003-04 campaign and trails
Boston by three games for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern
Conference.

PHI