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Sonics’ Allen to miss at least seven games

December 8, 2006

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— All-Star guard Ray Allen will miss at least the next seven games for the Seattle SuperSonics because of a bone bruise in his right ankle.

The Sonics said Thursday that Allen had a contusion of the talus bone in his right ankle. The injury caused Allen to miss the Sonics' win over Atlanta on Tuesday night, and an MRI Wednesday morning revealed the injury.

Allen will miss Seattle's next two home games - Friday against the Hornets and Sunday versus Golden State - and then remain in Seattle to receive treatment while the Sonics head out on a five-game road trip.

The six-time All-Star selection will be reevaluated in about two weeks. Allen is Seattle's leading scorer at 25.3 points per game, 12th in the league.

Allen didn't sound overly concerned about the injury before Wednesday's game, referring to it more as discomfort than pain in his foot and ankle.

"It's giving me a lot of uncomfortableness when I move to my right side," said Allen, who missed four games last season. "I've always said if you're injured, you don't play. You sit down."

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