Songaila sidelined for Friday vs. Indiana

Thursday, February 18, 2010
By: Jim Eichenhofer, Hornets.com

For the first time all season, Darius Songaila will miss a game due to injury. The 6-foot-9 frontcourt reserve has been ruled out for Friday’s home game against Indiana, after sustaining a right ankle sprain while chasing a loose ball Wednesday vs. Utah.

The seven-year NBA veteran has appeared in all 54 regular season games to this point, averaging 7.2 points and 3.0 rebounds, in 18.7 minutes per outing. X-rays on Songaila’s ankle Wednesday evening were negative, but the 32-year-old experienced immediate significant swelling on the outside of his right foot.