View Full Version : McGrady sidelined with back pain

11-05-2005, 04:58 PM
ESPN.com news services
Updated: Nov. 5, 2005, 4:05 PM ET

Tracy McGrady will sit out Saturday night's game against the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets after an awkward landing during practice Friday that sent him limping off the court with back spasms.

"We're treating him for pain associated with back spasms," Rockets trainer Keith Jones said in a statement released by the team. "We'll be treating him throughout the day and evaluating him further."

It is the latest in a series of problems suffered by McGrady since the start of training camp. He sat out the final two preseason games with tendinitis in both knees, then bruised his left knee when he collided with Dikembe Mutombo during the final workout before Wednesday's season opener against the Kings.

"He went up, he dunked the ball, he came down," Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy said. "He's been the victim of some unfortunate breaks so far this year as it pertains to injuries. So, we're hopeful."

McGrady, 26, missed just four regular-season games with the Rockets a year ago, while averaging 25.7 points to lead the team in scoring (he ranked sixth in the NBA).

McGrady's spot on the starting front line could go to 6-foot-9 Ryan Bowen, who played seven minutes against Sacramento.


11-05-2005, 08:09 PM
...then it started raining.

11-06-2005, 03:40 PM
hah. He probably hurt his back grabing that stack of quarters off the top of the backboard.

12-11-2010, 11:18 PM
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