Clippers' Odom re-injures ankle

Aug. 27, 2002 at 11:58 AM
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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Clippers forward Lamar Odom has re-injured his tender right ankle and likely will be sidelined an additional two or three months, a team official has announced.

Odom twisted the ankle during a recent rehabilitation workout, according to the team's orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Tony Daly. A subsequent examination revealed a bone edema, an accumulation of fluid and swelling.

Odom consulted two foot and ankle specialists before he was fitted Monday with a hard cast.

The cast includes an electrical stimulation device to promote healing and will be removed in four weeks, at which time the ankle will be re-evaluated.

Odom, 22, suffered a high ankle sprain on Feb. 14. Also bothered by a wrist injury, he played just 29 games last season, averaging 13.1 points and 6.1 rebounds per contest.

Topics: Lamar Odom
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