Thursday , Apr , 01 , 2010 C.Y. Ellis

Sonics’ Potapenko out six weeks

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Seattle SuperSonics starting center Vitaly
Potapenko is expected to be sidelined six weeks with a broken right hand.

The 6-foot-10 Ukrainian suffered the injury in Friday night’s exhibition game
against the Portland Trail Blazers. He is not expected to need surgery and
will be evaluated again in a week.

A nine-year veteran, Potapenko averaged 7.1 points and 4.4 rebounds in 65
games last season with the Sonics.