Wednesday , Mar , 29 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Shaq out with knee injury

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) – Miami center Shaquille O’Neal will miss
Wednesday’s game against the Toronto Raptors due to a hyper extended knee.

O’Neal had missed 18 games earlier in the season with a sprained right ankle,
which was the most action he had missed since he was held out of 20 games
with an abdominal strain during the 1997-98 season with the Los Angeles
Lakers.

He is averaging 20.1 points and 9.2 rebounds in 51 contests this season.

The 7-foot-1 O’Neal is listed as day-to-day due to the injury.

Miami has already clinched a playoff berth this season and holds a 10-game
lead over the Washington Wizards for first place in the Southeast Division.
The squad trails Detroit by nine games for first place overall in the Eastern
Conference.

MIA