Ron Artest out 7-10 days

A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) test conducted on Houston Rockets forward Ron Artest on Sunday at the Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Institute revealed no stress fractures in his right ankle.  The test confirmed that Artest has a moderate to severe bone bruise in the ankle.  Artest will continue his current rehabilitation treatment schedule for the next seven to 10 days and will be re-evaluated at that time.

This season Artest in 35.6 minutes per game is averaging 16.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.84 steals, shooting just 37.8% from the field – though he’s hitting 41.1% of his three-pointers.

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