An eye injury to Jazz star Karl Malone in Tuesday night's game doesn't appear serious, and a team spokesman said Wednesday morning that the injury might not warrant a visit to the doctor.
Malone was poked in the eye with 4:17 remaining in Tuesday's game against San Antonio. He had come down with a rebound, and Spurs center David Robinson reached out to try to strip the ball away from Malone, striking him in the eye. Malone lay down on the floor, but after a timeout came back to score six points before game's end.Jazz assistant trainer Terry Clark said early inspection indicated a "small scratch by the tear duct."
In other Jazz news: Jazz coach Jerry Sloan said Wednesday morning that the club will sign rookie forward/center Dan O'Sullivan to a contract for the remainder of the season. O'Sullivan, who played college ball at Fordham, was originally signed to two consecutive 10-day contracts.
The rookie has played in seven games and looked impressive late last week when he combined with veteran Mike Brown to hold San Antonio's All-Star center David Robinson to six first-half points.