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January 02, 2011

Wallace aggravates bone bruise

Charlotte Bobcats forward Gerald Wallace has aggravated a bone bruise along his left ankle. Although Wallace had to be carried off the practice court Sunday, the team still has some hope Wallace could be well enough to play Monday against the Miami Heat.

Wallace crashed to the floor after receiving a pass from D.J. Augustin and driving to the rim. He laid on the court, in severe pain, for about 10 minutes before being carried off by teammates Stephen Jackson and Nazr Mohammed.

Wallace missed five games recently, after suffering an ankle sprain and that bone bruise in a victory over the Toronto Raptors. Wallace's ankle didn't appear to swell after Sunday's incident, so the team's medical staff believes the pain he's feeling is from the bruise.

Bobcats coach Paul Silas said if Wallace can't play, he'd likely start Gerald Henderson, particularly after Henderson played so well Friday against the Golden State Warriors. Henderson made five of six shots and two big defensive plays on Monta Ellis late in the game.

In other injury news, power forward Tyrus Thomas fully practiced Sunday after missing the last two games with a sprained right wrist. Also, center Gana Diop missed practice with an Achilles tendon injury suffered early in the Warriors game. Diop will see a foot specialist Monday afternoon.

Posted by Observer Sports on January 2, 2011 at 02:21 PM | Permalink


Let him rest. It's not like we will win anyway.

Posted by: Courtside | Jan 2, 2011 2:42:17 PM

Indeed, let Crash get fully healed from this, and see how well Jax can work out playing the 3 spot. We need to deal one or the other, and the market for Wallace is stronger (at least if he can show he's well enough to play well). Whichever we deal we'll need a starting SG back. I want OJ Mayo!

Posted by: Bassman | Jan 2, 2011 3:31:19 PM

Another rumor floating around with bobcats shopping Gerald Wallace packaged with DJ and/or Diaw. I like the Bynum and Artest for GW and Diaw. i do believe that is a longshot but hopes are high. I do like GW a lot but anyway to help the team is a plus.

Posted by: tbird | Jan 2, 2011 6:58:10 PM

tbird, where are you getting your info from? Because it's certainly not from the Observer. HA!

Posted by: Buckley | Jan 2, 2011 7:34:09 PM

That trade doesnt make sense..

Posted by: Ironman | Jan 2, 2011 8:57:39 PM

Well on second thought, we get a big man who can post up and shot block.. Wer much greatly improved at the center position if bynun stays healthy whc he wont..

Artest wood be a huge distraction here and if wer loosing cood be a major headache and wont be an asset on offense as much as wallace was .. Hes a better defender and cannplay multiple positions..can shoot and score if he practices ,is a really good passer and can lock a top two or three up all n all making the team probably better if he comes to play..so this aint so crazy..

The lakers get a solid scoring three whc they lack and a great rebounder..and and a defender who isnt a huge distraction.. And a center in diaw who can help out as a pt forward and pf ..who wont be hated wen he takes a day off w his fat kentucky fried chicken eatin az ..

Posted by: Ironman | Jan 2, 2011 9:18:14 PM

I don't think Stern wants to see Artest and Jax reunited any time soon.

Posted by: apauldds | Jan 3, 2011 8:45:33 AM

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