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Vince Carter Seeks Opinion on Knee

November 7, 2002

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TORONTO (AP) _ Toronto Raptors star Vince Carter met with orthopedist James Andrews on Thursday to get another opinion on his injured left knee.

Carter has missed two games since re-injuring the knee in a game against Houston last Saturday.

Team doctors list Carter as day-to-day with a strained quadriceps tendon. Carter visited Andrews in Birmingham, Ala. Results weren’t immediately known.

``We’re just going to take another look at it,″ Toronto general manager Glen Grunwald said. ``We’re optimistic he’ll be back sooner rather than later.″

An MRI exam on his left knee last Sunday showed no structural damage.

The injury forced Carter to miss five games two years ago and 22 games at the end of last season. He played his final game March 19, then had surgery the following week.

The 25-year-old Carter played the preseason and Toronto’s first two games saying he felt no pain. He seemed to be back to his acrobatic self, throwing down a huge one-handed dunk last Friday in a loss at San Antonio.

The three-time All-Star was the team’s leading scorer in the first two games, averaging 18 points and three rebounds in 36 minutes.

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