Thursday , Apr , 05 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Mason out indefinitely for Hornets

Oklahoma City, OK (Sports Network) – New Orleans Hornets forward Desmond Mason
is sidelined indefinitely with a fractured cheek bone and nose.

Mason, who is fourth on the team in scoring at 13.7 points per game, suffered
the injury after receiving an elbow from Seattle’s Chris Wilcox in an overtime
win over the SuperSonics on Wednesday. Mason hasn’t missed a game yet this

The Hornets, who host Phoenix on Friday, are 2 1/2 games behind the Los
Angeles Clippers for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.