Elson out six weeks with fractured orbital bone

Updated: August 29, 2007, 3:58 PM ET
By Ian Whittell | Special to ESPN.com

ALMERE, Netherlands -- San Antonio Spurs center Francisco Elson left Holland's national team Wednesday after he was diagnosed with a fractured eye socket that is expected to sideline him for six weeks.

Elson sustained the injury from an elbow to the face during the Netherlands' 77-72 European Championship victory over Belarus in Almere, near Amsterdam, last week.

He also played Saturday as the Dutch lost at Slovakia, 80-75, But medical staff became concerned when Elson complained ...

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