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Monday, April 11, 2011
West departs with ankle sprain

By Chris Forsberg

Comcast SportsNet ScreenshotCeltics guard Delonte West departed Monday's game with an ankle sprain.
Celtics guard Delonte West suffered a right ankle sprain, aggravating an existing injury, during Monday's game against the Washington Wizards, according to the team.

In the third quarter, West got steamrolled as Washington's JaVale McGee motored toward the basket in transition. West fell awkwardly as McGee fell on top of him. West grabbed at his ankle before being helped to the bench by teammates. He was briefly examined by team trainer Ed Lacerte before limping back to the locker room.

The team said he would not return.

West missed eight games after spraining the ankle during an offday practice in late March. He said previously that he's been playing with a small bone chip in the ankle, which caused it to swell earlier this month.

West drew a spot start Monday with Boston resting its starters and chipped in 11 points on 4-of-9 shooting with five rebounds and five assists over 23 minutes before the injury.