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Cavs' Wallace needs 14 stitches to close forearm gash


Posted Feb 17 2009 3:47PM

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cavaliers center Ben Wallace needed 14 stitches to close a cut in his right forearm after injuring himself over the NBA All-Star break.

The team said Wallace sustained lacerations from glass while playing catch with a football in Richmond, Va. When he got back to Cleveland on Monday, Wallace underwent further evaluation at the Cleveland Clinic and had more pieces of glass removed from his arm on Tuesday, the Cavs said in a statement.

The Cavaliers listed Wallace as questionable for Wednesday night's game in Toronto.

Cleveland's best defensive interior player, Wallace is averaging 3.1 points and 6.7 rebounds this season.

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