Friday, March 23, 2001

Martin breaks leg again

UC great fractures same bone in different spot

The Associated Press

Kenyon Martin misses a dunk attempt Thursday night.
(AP photo)
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        EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Kenyon Martin fractured his right leg in the New Jersey Nets' loss to Boston on Thursday night — the same leg he broke last year while playing for the University of Cincinnati.

        “Kenyon has a non-displaced fracture of the right fibula,” Nets spokesman Aaron Harris said. “It's a completely different injury than last year.”

        The bone is the same, but the location of this injury is different, Harris said. The break Martin sustained in last year's Conference USA tournament was near his knee.

        This injury will not require surgery, Harris said, noting it was the same type of break that Nets forward Keith Van Horn suffered in training camp, forcing him to miss 32 games.

        Martin's injury happened when Boston guard Milt Palacio collided with the back of his leg midway through the third quarter.

        “We're so disappointed for Kenyon,” Nets president Rod Thorn said in a statement. “He is definitely the Rookie of the Year and proved it night in and night out. Kenyon will come back strong, you can be sure of that. The Nets are proud of his performance this year.”

        Martin, the No. 1 pick in last year's NBA draft, was second in scoring and rebounds among rookies and first in blocks. He had scored 22 points Thursday night on 10-of-16 shooting in 28 minutes.

        Martin didn't want to leave the court but was eventually taken to the locker room by trainer Tim Walsh.

        “I've never seen anything like this,” Nets All Star guard Stephon Marbury said. “It's amazing. It really is.”

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