Monday , Sep , 01 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Warriors Investigating Monta Ellis’ Injury?

Ellis, who was recently awarded a huge pay raise by the Warriors, will be sidelined at least three months after suffering a severe high ankle sprain in his hometown of Jackson, Miss. He underwent surgery Wednesday in Birmingham, Ala., to repair a torn deltoid ligament in his left ankle.

But team officials, according to one of the sources quoted by the Contra Costa Times, were skeptical about Ellis’ explanation because of the severity of the injury, according to the report. The newspaper reported that the team sent athletic trainer Tom Abdenour to Jackson, Miss., to examine Ellis.

The team told the San Francisco Chronicle in Sunday’s editions that Abdenour was not sent to Mississippi to further investigate the injury. Instead, they say Abdenour is in South Africa preparing for the Basketball Without Borders camp, which begins on Wednesday.