Jared Jeffries out roughly two weeks

March, 24, 2012
3/24/12
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NEW YORK -- New York Knicks backup center Jared Jeffries is out approximately two weeks because of inflammation in his right knee, the team announced before facing the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night.

An MRI Saturday afternoon revealed the extent of the injury suffered during the Knicks' 82-79 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday.

Knicks coach Mike Woodson didn't take the news all that well, saying Jeffries does "a lot of things to anchor our bench defensively."

It's now Jeffries' second setback with his right knee in the past three weeks. He exited the Knicks' game against the Dallas Mavericks on March 6 with a sore right knee.

"I'm a little disappointed," Woodson said, "but it gives other guys an opportunity to step up, like Josh [Harrellson]. We've just got to take it a day at a time and welcome him back when he's healthy."

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