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Jeffries suffers broken wrist, might miss start of season

NEW YORK -- Jared Jeffries, expected to be the New York Knicks'
starting small forward, is in jeopardy of missing the beginning of the regular
season because of a broken left wrist.

Jeffries was hurt Friday night against New Jersey in his Knicks
debut and didn't play in Saturday night's preseason game at Philadelphia. He had an MRI
exam Sunday, which revealed a non-displaced fractured left wrist.

Coach Isiah Thomas said Monday during a conference call that
Jeffries could be sidelined three to six weeks, though the Knicks
said they would have a better idea Tuesday.

Jeffries signed with the Knicks over the summer after spending
his first four seasons with the Washington Wizards.