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Pelicans' Stiemsma (knee) out 6-8 weeks

11/15 5:02 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans say reserve center Greg Stiemsma has a left knee injury that will sideline him for six to eight weeks.

NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Pelicans say reserve center Greg Stiemsma has a left knee injury that will sideline him for six to eight weeks.

The club, which announced the injury on Friday, says an MRI showed a grade-2 sprain of Stiemsma's medial collateral ligament.

The injury occurred during the second quarter of Tuesday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

The 6-foot-11 Stiemsma has played in eight games this season, averaging 2 points, 4.6 rebounds and a block in about 15 minutes per game.

New Orleans hosts the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.


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