Forward Yi Jianlian sprains right knee
Updated: December 15, 2010, 1:22 AM ETAssociated Press
He was hurt while fouling Ron Artest during a layup and did not return to the game.
Yi was walking gingerly afterward and said the injury is on the "same spot" as the knee bruise that caused him to miss nine games earlier this season. He said it will probably "take some time" before he can play again.
Yi was acquired in an offseason trade with the New Jersey Nets. He is averaging 6.7 points per game.
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