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Sunday, November 27, 2011
Rudy Fernandez injures knee overseas

By Jeff Caplan

The overseas injury bug has hit Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Rudy Fernandez, who has been playing for Real Madrid.

Fernandez twisted his left knee during a game Thursday night and it was initially feared he could be out for up to a month. Results of a MRI exam revealed he has a distension on the left popliteus muscle, according to a report on team's website, and is expected to miss a week.

Fernandez has an out in his contract and he will join the Mavs when the lockout is lifted. With a tentative labor agreement in place, NBA training camps are expected to open on Dec. 9.

The Mavs acquired Fernandez in a trade on draft night from the Portland Trail Blazers.