Francis misses first game of season after auto accident
The Magic went on to defeat the Wizards 91-83.
Francis, the Magic's leading scorer with 20 points per game, said he was injured in a single-car crash just after Saturday's 98-95 home loss to New Orleans.
Francis originally said he bruised his chest during the game. A precautionary MRI exam Tuesday came back negative.
It was his first missed game of the season. Francis missed four games last season, three because of a suspension.
Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press
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