Docs fix Marcin Gortat's broken nose

Updated: March 26, 2011, 5:39 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Suns say doctors "manipulated" Marcin Gortat's broken nose back into place on Saturday and he is questionable for Sunday night's game against the Dallas Mavericks.

The Suns' center sustained a nasal fracture when his nose banged in to the back of teammate Steve Nash's head in the fourth quarter of Friday night's home loss to the New Orleans Hornets.

Gortat, blood gushing from his nose, left the game for good after scoring 18 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Phoenix lost 106-100 to deal a severe blow to its sinking playoff hopes.


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