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Mbakwe's x-rays comes back negative

Trevor Mbakwe, who sprained his wrist and thumb on his shooting hand during practice on Sunday, was given good news today as x-rays of his hand came back negative showing nothing more than some bruising on his right hand.
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Trevor Mbakwe, who sprained his wrist and thumb on his shooting hand during practice on Sunday, was given good news today as x-rays of his hand came back negative showing nothing more than some bruising on his right hand.

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