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Lakers' Brown sidelined indefinitely by ligament injury

11/19/2007 - NBA Kwame Brown Los Angeles Lakers + more

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Lakers center Kwame Brown will be
sidelined indefinitely with a sprained medial collateral ligament
in his left knee.

Lakers spokesman John Black said an MRI on Monday revealed the
extent of the injury.

Brown was hurt early in the Lakers' 106-78 victory over Chicago
on Sunday.

He will not make the team's upcoming three-game road trip, and
is scheduled to be reevaluated in about a week.

The Lakers have depth at center with Chris Mihm and
Andrew Bynum, and Ronny Turiaf also can play the position.

Brown injured his knee and also mildly sprained his left ankle
when Bulls center Ben Wallace fell into him under the Los Angeles
basket with 8:18 left in the opening period.

Brown was averaging 4.7 points and 5.5 rebounds in his first six
games this season.