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Melo out but won't need surgery

Updated: January 6, 2009, 9:38 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Carmelo Anthony didn't care for the color of the new removable splint he was sporting on his broken right hand, preferring it to be Denver Nuggets blue over bright red.

Then again, a splint of any color sure beats surgery.

The Nuggets All-Star guard will miss at least three weeks after breaking a bone in his shooting hand in a victory over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night.

He's been told by doctors he'll be out three to four weeks. Surgery would've sidelined him much ...

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