Friday , Mar , 25 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Kirilenko breaks wrist vs. Wizards

Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) – Utah Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko
suffered a broken left wrist in the first quarter of Thursday’s
85-84 loss to the Washington Wizards and will miss the remainder of the
season.

Kirilenko, who entered the game as the team’s second-leading scorer at 16.0
points per outing, suffered the injury at the 8:58 mark of the opening period
when he fell hard to the floor after driving the lane and becoming entangled
with the Wizards’ Kwame Brown. X-rays taken in the locker room revealed the
break.

The 2004 All-Star had two points and hit his only shot of the night before
getting hurt.

This is the second major injury that Kirilenko has endured this season. The
fourth-year veteran missed 26 games and nearly two months due to a sprained
ligament in his right knee suffered in a November 27th loss at San Antonio.
The 6-9 forward participated in just 41 games for the year.

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