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Kings' Kevin Martin will miss eight weeks

Sacramento's leading scorer decides to undergo surgery on his injured wrist.

November 07, 2009|Associated Press

Sacramento Kings leading scorer Kevin Martin will be sidelined for about two months after deciding to undergo surgery on his injured wrist.

The team said Friday that Martin will have the operation on his left wrist Monday and is expected to miss at least eight weeks. Martin has a non-displaced hairline fracture of the navicular bone in his wrist.

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Thomas breaks arm

Chicago Bulls forward Tyrus Thomas broke his left forearm during a weight training session Friday and will have surgery today. He could miss at least four weeks. In four games this season, the fourth-year player from Louisiana State is averaging eight points and five rebounds.

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Hornets' owner is ill

New Orleans Hornets owner George Shinn said he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, but is optimistic that he will conquer the disease. A businessman from Kannapolis, N.C., the 68-year-old Shinn has been the owner of the team since he received an expansion franchise in Charlotte, N.C., in 1988.

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