Saturday , Nov , 05 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

McGrady could be out three weeks

Houston, TX (Sports Network) – Houston Rockets All-Star Tracy McGrady could be
out for up to the next three weeks of because of back spasms he suffered
during practice on Friday.

McGrady landed awkwardly following a dunk, compounding a list of injuries he’s
had to endure since the start of training camp. He didn’t play in Houston’s
last two preseason games due to tendinitis in both knees. He then bruised his
knee after colliding with a teammate during a workout before Wednesday’s
season opener.

McGrady had 23 points and five rebounds in a season-opening 98-89 win over
Sacramento, but he didn’t join the Rockets for Saturday night’s home game
against the Hornets.

Last season, McGrady’s first in Houston, he averaged 25.7 points, 6.2 rebounds
and 5.7 assists per game. David Wesley replaced the five-time All-Star in the
lineup for Saturday night’s game.