West leaves with fractured wrist

Updated: January 16, 2009, 2:33 PM ET
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CHICAGO -- Cleveland Cavaliers guard Delonte West left Thursday's 102-93 defeat to the Bulls with a fractured right wrist after a nasty collision with Chicago's Derrick Rose.

West was off to a blazing start, with 11 points, when he tried to block Rose's layup with 1:36 left in the first quarter. Both players crashed to the court, but while Rose quickly popped up, West stayed down clutching his wrist, which has a nondisplaced fracture. He also had a cut above his left eye that required two stitches.

The Cavaliers began the night with the league's best record. Now, they'll have to make do without a key piece in West, who was fourth on the team at 12.3 points per game.

"They told me I'm going to be out a few weeks with this fracture of my wrist," said West, who is left-handed. "I really don't use my right hand, anyway."

West is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Friday morning.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report

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