Bad disc grounds Baron; Mercer has knee surgery
New Orleans Hornets: The injuries continue to pile up for the winless Hornets.
Two-time All-Star guard Baron Davis is expected to miss seven to 14 days after medical tests taken over the weekend revealed an inflamed disc in his lower back.
The Hornets, who are in their first season in the rugged Western Conference, placed reserve forward Rodney Rogers on the injured list with a sprained knee Saturday. They will also be without forward Jamal Mashburn for the entire season.
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