Thursday , Dec , 23 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Knicks’ Crawford could miss up to six weeks

New York, NY (Sports Network) – New York Knicks guard Jamal Crawford will be
sidelined anywhere from three-to-six weeks with a case of turf toe.

Crawford suffered the injury in the third quarter of Wednesday’s 114-109 loss
to Boston when he was stepped on by the Celtics’ Jiri Welsch. X-rays on
Crawford’s foot proved to be negative, but the fifth-year pro will likely be
placed on the injured list prior to Sunday’s game against Charlotte.

The loss of Crawford is a costly one to the Knicks, who currently lead the
wide-open Atlantic Division by a half-game over Boston with Philadelphia 1 1/2
games behind. The 24-year-old is putting together his best season, averaging a
career-high 19.3 points along with 2.7 assists through 26 contests.

Crawford was acquired by New York along with guard Jerome Williams in an
offseason trade with Chicago for Dikembe Mutombo, Othella Harrington, Frank
Williams and Cezary Trybanskithe. He averaged 17.3 points and 5.1 assists for
the Bulls a year ago.