Monday , Mar , 21 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Duncan placed on injured list

New York, NY (Sports Network) – The San Antonio Spurs placed All-Star
forward/center Tim Duncan on the injured list Monday after he was forced to
leave Sunday’s game against the Detroit Pistons with a severely sprained right
ankle.

Duncan, who is expected to miss the next 2-to-4 weeks, suffered the injury
with 10:09 left in the first quarter after he landed on the foot of
Detroit’s Rasheed Wallace following a basket. He immediately grabbed the
ankle and was grimacing in pain.

The 28-year-old Duncan, who was sidelined for a few games earlier this month
with the same injury, then had to be helped off the court and was taken for
X-rays, which came back negative.

Duncan has appeared in 62 games this season and is averaging 20.9 points, 11.4
rebounds and 2.68 blocks.

In a related move, the Spurs activated forward Sean Marks from the injured
list. Marks, who will be in uniform for tonight’s tilt versus the New York
Knicks, has played in just seven games this season.

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