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Spurs’ Robinson To Miss Two Games

February 17, 1998

SAN ANTONIO (AP) _ A sore right knee will keep center David Robinson out of San Antonio Spurs’ next two games _ tonight against Detroit and Thursday at Dallas.

Coach Gregg Popovich said today said Robinson’s status will re-evaluated Friday and he could return for weekend games against Utah and Phoenix.

After performing a battery of tests on the knee, including an MRI, Dr. David Schmidt determined that Robinson has ``jumper’s knee,″ a common problem among NBA players. The problem is caused by a roughening of the cartilage under the kneecap.

``He’ll rest it and work on a prescribed schedule of rehabilitation,″ Popovich said following the Spur’s shoot-around for the Pistons game. ``We’ll just see if he can get the inflammation calmed down. He’ll be doing some water aerobics where he doesn’t put a lot of weight on it.″

Robinson, who leads the team in scoring and rebounding, declined to talk to reporters after the shoot-around, as is his self-imposed game-day custom.

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