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NBA: Barbosa could miss rest of season with broken hand

Published on Mar 6, 2014 6:05 AM
 
Leandro Barbosa #10 of the Phoenix Suns awaits a free throw shot during the NBA game against the Indiana Pacers at US Airways Center on Jan 22, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. Barbosa could miss the remainder of the NBA season with a broken left hand suffered in a Tuesday loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. -- PHOTO: AFP

PHOENIX (AFP) - Phoenix Suns guard Leandro Barbosa could miss the remainder of the NBA season with a broken left hand suffered in a Tuesday loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.

The 31-year-old Brazilian will not need surgery, the Suns announced Wednesday, but there is also no timetable for his return.

The Arizona Republic said he will miss four to six weeks and only six weeks remain in the NBA regular season.

Barbosa suffered the injury while drawing a charging foul on Clippers' star Cliff Paul in the first quarter of the Suns' 104-96 defeat.

 
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