Thursday , Nov , 30 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Nowitzki leaves game with blurred vision

Dallas, TX (Sports Network) – Dallas All-Star forward Dirk Nowitzki left in
the first quarter of the Mavericks’ 117-98 win over Toronto on Wednesday with
blurred vision.

With just under two minutes to play in the opening quarter, Nowitzki was
escorted to the locker room by a Mavericks’ trainer.

Nowitzki finished with six points and six rebounds in just 10 minutes as
Dallas led from start to finish against the Raptors.

After the game, team specialist Dr. Maurice Syrquin examined Nowitzki and
determined that he had a bruised retina. The injury doesn’t appear to be
serious, as Dr. Syrquin cleared him to play.

“He will be day-to-day,” said Dallas head coach Avery Johnson. “He is fine and
stable at home and should be ready to go before the next game.”