DALLAS -- A day after Brandan Wright sat out a preseason game in Memphis for "precautionary reasons,'' the Dallas Mavericks discovered their center has sustained a small, non-displaced fracture to his left shoulder.
The Mavs, at this time, don't anticipate Wright's injury will require surgery. However, he will be re-evalated weekly and will be sidelined indefinitely.
An MRI revealed Wright sustained the injury during practice Tuesday before the Mavs departed Dallas to fly to Memphis where they played the Grizzlies on Wednesday. Wright, who added 15 pounds to his frame during some strenuous workouts over the summer, didn't play in the contest against the Grizzlies.
However, when asked after the game if he was OK, Wright said he was "fine'' and that he only sat out of the game for "precautionary reasons.''
Wright's injury bring the count of Mavs players on the mend to four. The other three are point guards Jose Calderon (hamstring), Devin Harris (toe) and rookie Shane Larkin (ankle).
-- Dwain Price
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