Boozer likely out for three games

Posted: Friday, November 21, 2003

WASHINGTON - A week ago, the Cleveland Cavaliers were feeling pretty good about their depth in the frontcourt.

Not any more. Carlos Boozer didn't travel with the team to Washington after spraining his right ankle in Tuesday's win over the Clippers. Cavaliers coach Paul Silas said Boozer likely will miss at least three games and won't play until next Wednesday in New Orleans at the earliest.

"It is a mild sprain and he's getting treatment two or three times a day," Silas said. "He won't be ready for a little while."

Boozer's absence is compounded by a less-than-100 percent DeSagana Diop and Ira Newble. Diop, who missed Saturday's game against Philadelphia with soreness in his left foot, is still on the mend. Newble, Silas' backup at small forward, has been fighting tendinitis in his right knee.

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