Bobcats' Wallace out indefinitely with knee injury

MILWAUKEE -- The injuries keep piling up for the
Charlotte Bobcats.

Forward Gerald Wallace suffered a left medial tibia bone bruise
in Friday's 104-93 loss against Orlando and will be sidelined
indefinitely, the team announced Saturday.

An MRI following the game revealed the bone bruise. No return
date has been set but it could be as long as six weeks.

Wallace become the latest player added to the injury list for
the Bobcats, who are already playing without forwards Emeka
Okafor, Sean May and Melvin Ely and guard Kareem Rush.

Wallace suffered the injury at the 5:50 mark of the third
quarter when he fell to the ground after going for a rebound. He
finished with 12 points, seven rebounds and two steals.

"The good news is that this is a different injury than we
originally thought, but it is still an injury we have to let
take its course in recovery," Charlotte general manager and
coach Bernie Bickerstaff said. "Gerald is having a tremendous
season and we expect him continuing that when he returns, but we
will be patient in letting his bone bruise heal fully and keep
the long term in our minds."

Wallace is averaging 14.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, a league-leading
2.44 steals and 2.19 blocked shots. He is shooting 54 percent
from field in 32 games, ranking sixth in the league in that

Charlotte plays at Milwaukee later Saturday.