Webber hurt shoulder vs. Suns on Wednesday

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia 76ers forward Chris Webber will
miss seven to 10 days after spraining his left shoulder against the
Phoenix Suns, the team said Thursday.

Webber was injured Wednesday night in the first half of
Phoenix's 116-87 win over the 76ers. Webber said the Sixers team
doctor told him at halftime not to return to the game, but he
ignored the advice and played anyway. He had 12 points and six
rebounds before leaving the game 2:31 into the third quarter.

"I would just say you should always listen to the doctor,"
Webber said Wednesday night.

Webber missed the Sixers' 100-83 home loss to Dallas on Friday, and is not expected to play Sunday at Boston. The Sixers also have two home
games next week. If Webber misses 10 days, he could return for
Philadelphia's game against Boston on April 12.

The 6-foot-10 forward joined the Sixers on Feb. 24 in a trade
that sent Brian Skinner, Kenny Thomas and Corliss Williamson to
Sacramento. He's averaging 19.8 points and 9.2 rebounds.

Webber also has been struggling with a compressed nerve in his
left leg, which forced him out of a March 19 game against Chicago.