Monday , Nov , 29 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Kirilenko sidelined with knee injury

Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) – Utah Jazz starting forward Andrei
Kirilenko could be sidelined for up to four weeks after an MRI exam revealed a
sprained right knee.

Kirilenko suffered the injury during the first half of Saturday’s game against
San Antonio.

The 23-year-old Kirilenko has started all 14 games this season for the Jazz
and is second on the team in scoring (14.8 ppg) and rebounding (7.2 rpg). He
also leads the NBA in blocked shots with 62.

Utah selected Kirilenko with the 24th overall pick of the 1999 NBA Draft. In
254 career games, he has posted averages of 13.1 points, 6.1 boards and 2.41
blocks per outing.