Ankle injury lingers, Okafor out for another five weeks

Updated: January 30, 2006, 8:02 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte Bobcats forward Emeka Okafor is expected to be out at least another five weeks with a sprained right ankle that has already cost him the last 11 games.

Emeka Okafor
Okafor

The reigning NBA Rookie of the Year originally sprained his ankle Dec. 19 and missed eight games. He returned on Jan. 10, but was re-injured in the Bobcats' double overtime win over Houston. Charlotte hasn't won a game since.

Also, forward Gerald Wallace (knee bruise) and guard Keith Bogans (knee sprain) are expected to be out another two to four weeks with their injuries.


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