Web­ber re­tires af­ter knee in­jury de­nies come­back

The Covington News - - Sports -

OAK­LAND, Calif.— Chris Web­ber an­nounced his re­tire­ment from the NBA, bow­ing to a knee in­jury that cut short his come­back at­tempt with the Golden State War­riors.

Web­ber played nine games with theWar­riors be­fore be­ing side­lined by a bum left knee that’s ham­pered him in re­cent years. He has not played since March 2 and had not been around the team of late.

TheWar­riors are in eighth-place in theWestern Con­fer­ence, a halfgame ahead of Den­ver for the fi­nal play­off spot. Even ifWeb­ber had been healthy enough to re­turn, it would have been un­likely there would have been enough time for him to work his way back into the ro­ta­tion.

Web­ber was the most prom­i­nent mem­ber of the Fab Five at Michi­gan and played for Golden State, Wash­ing­ton, Sacra­mento, Philadel­phia and Detroit in his NBA ca­reer.

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