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Maynor Tears ACL. Will Miss Rest of Season

Eric Maynor, Oklahoma City’s back up point guard, tore his ACL in the fourth quarter in last night’s win over Houston. He will miss the rest of the season.

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Maynor was averaging 4.2 points per game, 2.4 assists, 1.4 turnovers in 15.2 game minutes.

GM Sam Presti released this statement:

“After further tests and evaluation this morning, it was revealed that Eric Maynor tore his right Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) in the fourth quarter of last night’s game in Houston. The injury will require surgery and Eric will miss the remainder of the 2011-12 season.

It is unfortunate to lose a player like Eric, whose work ethic and leadership has contributed to the culture of our organization. Knowing him and the mental toughness he possesses, we are confident that he will do everything necessary to come back from this injury and be prepared for the 2012-13 season. Injuries are part of the NBA, and although it is tough to lose Eric, we must move forward and focus on our continued improvement as a basketball team.”

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