MRI shows Wallace's left knee not severely damaged

Updated: January 28, 2007, 9:52 PM ET
Associated Press

 Ben Wallace
Wallace
CHICAGO -- An MRI on the left knee of Chicago Bulls center Ben Wallace on Sunday revealed no structural damage after a collision with Miami's Udonis Haslem.

Wallace was helped off the floor with just over 5 minutes left in Saturday's 100-97 victory after Haslem's head hit his knee. Wallace, who had 15 rebounds, is listed as day to day.

The Bulls start a seven-game trip Wednesday, when they visit the Los Angeles Clippers.

"We're very happy that Ben's injury doesn't appear to be serious," trainer Fred Tedeschi said in a statement. "We hope to know more, in regard to his return to the court, in the next couple of days."

Wallace is averaging 6.5 points and 10.1 rebounds in his first season with the Bulls.


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