Wednesday , Jan , 26 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Hughes placed on injured list

Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Washington Wizards guard Larry Hughes was
placed on the injured list Wednesday.

Hughes fractured his thumb during the fourth quarter of a game against Phoenix
on January 15 and was expected to be sidelined for four-to-six weeks.

The 26-year-old Hughes is second on the team in scoring, averaging 21.2
points per game. He has also averaged 6.1 rebounds, 5.3 assists and a
league-leading 2.82 steals through 34 contests this season.

Meanwhile, the club activated guard Steve Blake from the injured list. Blake
had been sidelined with an ankle injury. In eight contests this season, he is
averaging 2.9 points per game.