Tuesday Feb. 3, 2009
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- All-Star point guard Jameer Nelson has a torn labrum in his right shoulder and most likely will be out at least several weeks for the Orlando Magic.
An MRI exam revealed the injury Tuesday, the team announced. Nelson left the Magic's 105-95 loss to the Mavericks on Monday night in the third quarter after he was fouled by Dallas center Erick Dampier and hit the floor. Nelson came up bent over and clutching his right shoulder before heading to the locker room in pain.
The injury leaves the Southeast division-leading Magic with a major hole. Orlando does not have a third point guard behind backup Anthony Johnson. The Magic will likely have to sign another point guard, or covert shooting guards J.J. Reddick and Courtney Lee.
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