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

Duncan out with ankle injury

Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) – San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan missed
Tuesday’s contest against the Charlotte Bobcats with a right 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.

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 played the third game of seven-game road trip on Tuesday,
hopes to have its star back in the lineup at some point during the trip. The
Spurs play in Washington on Wednesday and then head to the Meadowlands for a
game against the Nets on Friday.

“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. Nesterovic, who had missed the last six games due to a left
ankle sprain, scored 15 points Tuesday to lead the Spurs to a 104-85 victory
over the expansion Bobcats.

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