SAN ANTONIO -- Dallas Mavericks forward Shawn Marion will miss the team's two-game road trip after he was diagnosed today with a bruised right shoulder and bruised upper ribs.
Marion injured himself when he tripped over teammate Dirk Nowitzki with 1:34 remaining in the second quarter of Tuesday's home game against the Los Angeles Lakers. In addition to missing tonight's game in San Antonio, Marion will sit out Friday's contest in New Orleans.
As far as Saturday's home game against New Orleans is concerned?
"I don't know what his status is going to be for Saturday, but he's banged up, he's in an uncomfortable state right now,'' coach Rick Carlisle said. "He's hurting, but to my knowledge there was no serious things from the diagnostic test.
"He's got some bad bruises from hitting the floor hard. We're very lucky. I mean, he could have landed on his neck or something. It was just a very awkward fall.''
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