Wednesday , Nov , 17 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Hornets’ Davis placed on injured list

New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) – New Orleans Hornets guard Baron Davis was
placed on the injured list Wednesday with an inflamed disc in his lower back.

Davis, who will miss at least five contests, hurt his back during the fourth
quarter of last Friday’s loss to Atlanta and did not make the trip to
Milwaukee for Saturday’s game against the Bucks. The injury was first
diagnosed as a strain, but an MRI exam revealed the inflamed disc.

The 25-year-old Davis is averaging 24.6 points and 8.0 assists per game, both
team-highs. He also had back problems during the 2002-03 campaign, missing
eight games with spasms.

Meanwhile, the club activated guard Tim Pickett from the injured list.
Pickett, who was selected by the Hornets in the second round of the 2004 NBA
Draft, started the season on the IL with back spasms. He will miss Wednesday’s
game versus Phoenix with flu-like symptoms.

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