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Jazz forward Kirilenko sprains ankle against Bucks

11/12/2006 - NBA Andrei Kirilenko Utah Jazz + more

MILWAUKEE -- Forward Andrei Kirilenko left Utah's game
against the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night in the second quarter
with a sprained right ankle.

Kirilenko appeared to roll the ankle while vying for a loose
ball on the left sideline with Milwaukee's Ersan Ilyasova. He
quickly grabbed his right leg in pain and limped off the court to
the Jazz bench, putting no pressure on the leg.

A short time later, Kirilenko was helped to the Utah locker
room. He did not return.

There was no immediate word on the extent of the injury.

Through six games this season, the 6-foot-9 Kirilenko had
averaged 8.7 points, 6.8 rebounds and three assists. Kirilenko, who
is from Russia, has struggled with injuries in recent years.