Wednesday , Feb , 23 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Shaq expected to miss Wednesday’s game

Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) – Miami Heat center Shaquille O’Neal is
expected to miss Wednesday night’s game against the Indiana Pacers at Conseco
Fieldhouse with a knee injury.

O’Neal left Tuesday’s loss in Chicago after straining his left knee in the
first quarter. The mammoth center was injured when he landed on Bulls forward
Othella Harrington early in the period. He then limped off the court
under assistance and was taken to the locker room.

X-rays performed were negative, but O’Neal did not return to the game. The
Heat lost, 105-101, in overtime.

O’Neal, who played just two minutes and did not score versus the Bulls, is
averaging 22.7 points and 10.4 rebounds per game in his first season with
Miami.

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