Wednesday , Feb , 02 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Hawks place Josh Smith on IL

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) – The Atlanta Hawks Wednesday placed rookie
swingman Josh Smith on the injured list with a sprained left ankle.

In 40 games (25 starts) this season, Smith is averaging 7.8 points, 5.2
rebounds and 1.6 assists. The 19-year-old Smith, who was just picked for the
Rookie Challenge during All-Star weekend in Denver, suffered the injury during
Monday’s win against the Orlando Magic.

In a related move, Atlanta activated guard/forward Donta Smith from the
injured list. He had been sidelined the past five games with left knee
tendinitis and is averaging 1.9 points and 1.1 boards in seven games.

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