Thursday , Feb , 03 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Heat place Laettner on injured list

Miami, FL (Sports Network) – The Miami Heat placed veteran forward
Christian Laettner on the injured list Thursday with a left foot injury.

Laettner, 35, has appeared in 32 games this season, but has missed the last
two with plantar fasciitis — an inflammation along the arch of the foot. He
has averaged 5.7 points, 2.9 rebounds in 15.8 minutes of action.

Miami replaced Laettner with 19-year-old Dorell Wright, who had been on the
injured list since the start of the season with an abdominal strain.

Wright, who was taken right out of high school with the 19th overall pick in
last June’s draft, is expected to be in uniform on Thursday when the Heat host
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.