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Diogu injured in practice, likely out 4-6 weeks

5/3/2008 - NBA Ike Diogu Indiana Pacers + more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana Pacers forward Ike Diogu tore his
left calf muscle during practice and the team expects he'll be out
four to six weeks.

Diogu, who started the season-opener for injured Jermaine
O'Neal, averaged 13.7 points and 4.3 rebounds in the Pacers' first
three wins. He hurt his calf during practice Tuesday.

"It happens. Injuries are part of the game," Diogu said. "It
was like somebody threw a rock at the back of my leg, so I knew it
was going to be something pretty serious."

The 6-foot-8 Diogu came to the Pacers as part of a multiplayer
trade with Golden State last season.

"I really feel terrible for Ike," coach Jim O'Brien after
Wednesday's shootaround. "The good thing is we have some depth up
front that should be able to step up."