Monday , Nov , 03 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Shawn Marion to Wear Mask after Breaking Nose

The stench of Saturday night’s Heat loss in Charlotte probably wasn’t as rank to Shawn Marion.

The Heat confirmed yesterday that the veteran power forward broke his nose during the 100-87 defeat and will have to be fitted with a protective mask.

Marion said he did not know when he was injured, saying after the game, "The third quarter, the fourth quarter? I don’t know."

The team said Marion is not expected to miss any time. Marion said he has previously played through such discomfort.