Tuesday , Feb , 08 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Duncan out with ankle injury

Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) – San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan is
expected to miss Tuesday’s contest against the Charlotte Bobcats with a right
ankle injury.


Duncan out with ankle injury

Duncan, who injured the ankle in practice on Monday, had already been listed
as questionable after hyperextending his left knee in Thursday’s win over the
Los Angeles Lakers.

“It actually feels pretty good,” said Duncan. “I hope I can be back on the
court soon.”

Duncan, a two-time league MVP, leads the Spurs in both scoring and rebounding,
averaging 21.3 points per game and 11.8 boards per outing.

San Antonio, which is in the midst of a seven-game road trip, hopes to have
its star back in the lineup at some point during the trip.

“It really depends on how it reacts (to treatment),” said Duncan. “It’s not as
serious as I first thought so that’s good.”

In other roster news, San Antonio activated center Rasho Nesterovic from the
injured list. He had missed the last six games due to a left ankle sprain.

Meanwhile, the team announced that guard Mike Wilks has been placed on
the injured list with left patella tendinitis. Wilks is averaging 1.2 points
in 30 games this season

SAN