Webber misses Sonics game with back injury

Updated: January 9, 2006, 9:43 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Chris Webber sat out Philadelphia's game against Seattle on Monday night with a lower back strain.

Chris Webber

Webber also missed a game last week at Phoenix with the same injury and was listed as day-to-day. He is averaging 19.4 points and 10.3 rebounds in 32 games this season.

"As long as his back gets a little rest, hopefully he'll be able to play Wednesday," 76ers coach Maurice Cheeks.

John Salmons started in Webber's place.

The Sixers returned from a 2-5 road trip to start a three-game homestand that includes games against Utah on Wednesday and Boston on Friday.

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