Wednesday , Oct , 18 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Knicks to start season without Jeffries

New York, NY (Sports Network) – New York Knicks forward Jared Jeffries will
miss the start of the season because of a fractured left wrist.

Jeffries was hurt during last Friday’s preseason game against the New Jersey
Nets and will likely be sidelined for six-to-eight weeks. The injury, a non-
displaced fracture, is to his non-shooting hand and won’t require surgery.

The Knicks signed Jeffries, a restricted free agent, to a five-year contract
this summer. Jeffries spent the first four seasons of his NBA career with the
Washington Wizards, who made him the 11th overall pick of the 2002 draft.

The 6-foot-11 Jeffries averaged 6.4 points and 4.9 rebounds in 77 games with
the Wizards last season. The Indiana product has career averages of 6.1 points
and 4.9 rebounds.