WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The Washington Wizards have lost guard Antonio Daniels for two to four weeks because of a sprained right knee ligament.
The injury occurred Thursday in Washington's 104-91 victory at Miami.
He was starting in place of all-star Gilbert Arenas, also sidelined by a knee injury.
Daniels, in his 11th NBA season, has averaged 8.2 points and 5.1 assists in 22 games and Washington is 9-5 with Arenas out of the lineup.
"This is very disappointing as Antonio was doing an outstanding job as our starting point guard," said Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld Saturday. "We are confident Antonio will return to action within the next few weeks."
"They have been very productive off the bench and we feel they will make the most of this opportunity," Grunfeld added.
Mason will be the starter Saturday night when the Wizards are home to the Sacramento Kings.