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Mavs’ Thomas Breaks Ankle Again

November 15, 1997

DALLAS (AP) _ Dallas Mavericks forward Kurt Thomas, who had bone graft surgery to repair his broken right ankle on May 29, has broken the ankle again.

The break apparently did not occur suddenly, but Thomas complained of pain in his ankle after practice Friday.

The Mavericks said more tests were scheduled, and a prognosis should be available next week.

Thomas, 25, has played in five games this season, averaging 7.4 points and 4.8 rebounds in 14.6 minutes.

He missed the preseason while recovering from his surgery.

Thomas broke his ankle Jan. 24 while he was still playing for the Miami Heat. The next month, he was traded to Dallas with Sasha Danilovic and Martin Muursepp in the deal that sent Jamal Mashburn to Miami.

The Heat drafted Thomas with the 10th overall pick of the 1995 draft. Thomas played college basketball at Texas Christian and went to high school at Dallas Hillcrest.

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