Celtics' West breaks wrist

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, Last Updated: 11:02 AM ET

BOSTON -- Boston Celtics guard Delonte West suffered a broken right wrist late in the second quarter of Wednesday's 89-83 win against the New Jersey Nets.

With 2:48 left in the quarter, West hit a layup before landing under the basket on his wrist. X-rays revealed the break, and the veteran is expected to be out an extended period of time.

"It's broken for sure," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said after the game. "Don't know anything else more than that; a compound fracture most likely. But that's going to be a long time, let's just put it that way."

Prior to his exit, West scored four points. He came into the contest averaging 7.5 points, 2.2 rebounds and two assists per game.

The Celtics also played without guard Rajon Rondo, who is dealing with a strained left hamstring.


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