Saturday , May , 12 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Brown out for Game 3 with neck injury

Oakland, CA (Sports Network) – Utah rookie guard Dee Brown missed Game 3
of the Western Conference semifinals against Golden State due to a neck injury
sustained on Wednesday.

The Jazz lost the game, 125-105, but still lead the best-of-seven series, 2-1.

Brown slid into the middle of the lane just over midway through the first
quarter, attempting to draw a charge against Warriors forward Matt Barnes. His
teammate, 260-pound Mehmet Okur, landed on top of him, pushing Brown’s chin
into his chest. Brown remained on the floor for several minutes in obvious
pain before being helped to the locker room on a stretcher.

Neurological tests on Brown came back normal, but he was taken to an area
hospital for further evaluation on Wednesday night. He hopes to return for
Game 4 Sunday night.