Mavs guard Christie out indefinitely with sore ankle

Updated: November 17, 2005, 11:46 PM ET
Associated Press

Doug Christie

DALLAS -- Mavericks guard Doug Christie missed Dallas' game against the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday night, and will be sidelined indefinitely after returning to his home in Seattle to have his sore right ankle examined by his personal physician.

Christie has been having problems with the ankle despite starting Dallas' first seven games this season.

A free-agent signing by Dallas during the summer, Christie had bone spurs removed from his right ankle during the offseason. The defensive specialist is averaging 2.6 points and 1.9 rebounds this season.

Marquis Daniels replaced him in the starting lineup against the Hawks.

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