Terry could miss two weeks
Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Terry is expected to be out 10-14
days following surgery Friday to repair facial injuries.
Terry was injured during Wednesday night’s game against
Minnesota when he collided with Corey Brewer of the Timberwolves.
Terry went to the locker room for several minutes for treatment,
then returned to the lineup, scoring seven fourth-quarter points to
help the Mavericks to a 112-109 victory.
Dr. Neil Williams performed the surgery in Dallas.
Terry, Dallas’ second-leading scorer with a 17-point average,
will most likely have to wear a protective device when he
Guards J.J. Barea, DeShawn Stevenson and Roddy Beaubois will get
additional minutes during Terry’s absence.
“We’ve got this opportunity with (Terry) out to get other guys
into our rotation,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said before
Friday night’s game against the Sacramento Kings. “We’re not
looking to one guy. It’s going to be done by committee.”
The Mavericks are also without center Erick Dampier (dislocated
right middle finger) and forward Tim Thomas (personal reasons).