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Warriors' Ellis out at least 3 months after ankle surgery

Updated: August 29, 2008, 5:03 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

The Golden State Warriors won't have Baron Davis or Monta Ellis in their starting lineup on opening night.

In perhaps the biggest setback of a difficult summer for the Warriors, team officials confirmed Wednesday that Ellis -- just awarded one of the biggest pay raises in league history -- will be sidelined at least three months after suffering a severe high ankle sprain in his hometown of Jackson, Miss.

Ellis, 22, underwent successful surgery Wednesday in Birmingham, Ala., ...

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