Tuesday , Dec , 14 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Hornets’ Garcia done for the season

New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) – New Orleans Hornets guard Alex Garcia will
miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury.

Garcia suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during this
past Sunday’s contest against Washington. He had just returned to the lineup
after missing seven games with a strained left groin.

In eight contests this season, Garcia averaged 5.5 points and 2.3 assists per
game.

The 24-year-old Garcia played for San Antonio during the 2003-04 campaign, but
missed the first 33 games of the season with a fractured fifth metatarsal in
his left foot. He then played in two contests before missing the final 47
games because a right knee contusion.

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