Tuesday , Nov , 07 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Mavs lose Howard for two weeks

Dallas, TX (Sports Network) – Dallas Mavericks forward Josh Howard will be
lost for two weeks due to a sprained left ankle, the team announced Tuesday.

An MRI taken today revealed the sprain was second-degree, which means that
ligaments surrounding the ankle are stretched and may be torn, but the ankle
itself remains stable.

Howard suffered the injury with 6:35 left in the second quarter of last
night’s 107-104 home loss to Golden State, after he collided with Warriors
forward Mickael Pietrus on a layup, and twisted the ankle. He was able to take
his free throws, but required help to get to the locker room and did not
return.

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