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Saturday, March 3, 2007
Cavs' Gibson to miss two weeks with toe injury

Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- Cavaliers rookie guard Daniel Gibson could miss two weeks with a sprained left big toe, an injury that will reshuffle Cleveland's lineup again.

Daniel Gibson

Gibson, who has provided the Cavs with a spark since replacing Eric Snow at point guard in the starting lineup, initially injured his toe in a Feb. 14 game against Utah. He aggravated it during Thursday's loss in Dallas, the team said Saturday before hosting Toronto.

"I jammed it on another player's foot," Gibson said before the Cavaliers hosted Toronto on Saturday night.

An MRI taken on Friday revealed additional swelling in Gibson's toe, prompting doctors to advise additional rest for the 21-year-old nicknamed "Boobie."

"We're right back to square one with it," said Gibson, wearing a protective boot on his foot. "They told me to take my time."

In 16 starts, Gibson, a second-round draft pick, is averaging 5.2 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists.

With Gibson sidelined, the Cavaliers recalled rookie guard Shannon Brown from Albuquerque of the NBA Development League. After being assigned to the Thunderbirds on Friday, Brown had 14 points and six assists in a win over Arkansas.

Larry Hughes (flu) and Damon Jones (back spasms) were listed as questionable for the game against the Raptors.