The unusual injury, first believed to be spider bites, ended
Gooden's streak of 83 consecutive games since being acquired in a
trade from Memphis last year. He was the only Orlando player to see
action in all 64 games this season.
The second-year player was limping at practice Saturday, and the
infection required a visit to a hospital emergency room, a team
Gooden is averaging 11.5 points and 6.5 rebounds.