Originally created 03/11/01

Sprained thumb lands Wright on injured list

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks placed starting center Lorenzen Wright on injured reserve with a sprained thumb Saturday night.

Wright, averaging 12.5 points and 7.8 rebounds, was hurt after slamming his thumb against the rim in the second quarter of a 108-103 loss at Philadelphia on Friday.

Atlanta did not replace Wright on the 12-man roster.

The Hawks' game with Chicago on Saturday was the fifth Wright has missed this season. He was sidelined for three games with a sprained right knee and missed a 17-point loss at Charlotte last month with the flu.

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