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Orlando unsure how long McGrady's out

Published Sep. 2, 2005

Tracy McGrady was released from the hospital Saturday, one day after leaving a game on a stretcher with an injured back.

The Magic guard will not travel to Milwaukee for today's game, team spokesman Joel Glass said. McGrady was resting after leaving Florida Hospital and is day to day.

"His return will depend on how he responds to therapy and his treatment," Glass said.

McGrady was injured in the second quarter against Charlotte on Friday night. He was sandwiched between the Hornets' Robert Traylor and George Lynch, landed awkwardly and collapsed face down under the basket.

He had severe back spasms and was taken to the hospital for an MRI and further evaluation. He missed three games in December with a lower back strain.

McGrady and the Lakers' Kobe Bryant are the league's only players averaging at least 25 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.

NUGGETS: Guard Tim Hardaway will miss the rest of the season after breaking his left foot Saturday night against Seattle. Hardaway had seven points in the first three minutes, but hopped off the court after Randy Livingston stepped on his foot with 3:24 left in the first.

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