Associated Press - March 30, 2009 4:34 PM ET
NEW ORELANS (AP) - New Orleans Hornets forward James Posey will miss the next three games with a sprained left elbow.
The injury occurred during Friday night's game in New York. Posey will be re-evaluated on Saturday once the Hornets return from a 3-game road trip that begins Tuesday at Sacramento. He will travel with the team on the trip.
Posey was hit on his elbow during the Knicks game and it swelled. He underwent an MRI exam on Saturday.
In Friday's loss at New York, Posey threw the ball out of frustration at referee Gary Zielinski's feet in the fourth quarter, which caused his ejection from the game. The NBA suspended him for 1-game, which he served during Sunday's 90-86 victory against the San Antonio Spurs.
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