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March 28 (The Sports Xchange) - Indiana Pacers guard Rodney Stuckey has a left patellar tendon strain and is expected to miss four to six weeks.

In addition, center Al Jefferson will miss at least two weeks with a sprained left ankle. Both players sustained their injuries in Sunday's win over Philadelphia.

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Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson could be shut down for the season due to his left knee injury, coach Stan Van Gundy said.

Jackson isn't expected to play in Tuesday's pivotal game against the Miami Heat at a time when Detroit trails eighth-place Miami by 1 1/2 games for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot.

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Suspended New York Knicks center Joakim Noah admitted to using an over-the-counter supplement and said the decision "backfired."

Noah was suspended 20 games for violating the NBA's anti-drug policy. The NBA said he tested positive for Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator LGD-4033 when it announced his suspension last week.

"This was a tough moment, but I'm going to learn from it," Noah told reporters. "I tried to take a supplement to help me with everything I've gone through. I've gone through a lot of injuries, and I tried to take something to help me and it backfired."

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Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker will miss Tuesday's game against the Atlanta Hawks due to an ankle injury.

Booker became a household name when he scored 70 points in a loss to the Boston Celtics last Friday.

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