Knicks Lose Childs to Injury

Associated Press

New York Knick guard Chris Childs will miss at least one week after fracturing his left eye socket when he was elbowed by San Antonio's David Robinson on Sunday night in an exhibition game, the team announced Monday.

Terming the injury a minimally displaced fracture of the left orbit, the Knicks said Childs will re-evaluated next week. If he is cleared to play, he will wear a protective mask.

Childs is the second Knicks point guard to be sidelined during the exhibition season. Backup Charlie Ward, who has a slight stress fracture of the lower right leg, is expected to be in playing condition by the start of the regular season.

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The Washington Wizards waived Charles Shackleford, less than a week after the center-forward was signed to a free-agent contract.

Shackleford, 31, hadn't played since May, before having knee surgery to relieve arthritis he incurred during a season in Greece, where he led the league in rebounding.

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The Charlotte Hornets reduced their preseason roster to 14 players by waiving free agents Junior Burrough and Nate Wilbourne.

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