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Vince Carter likely out until next weekend

Vince Carter,

Phoenix Suns’ Vince Carter speaks to reporters Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, in Phoenix. Carter, Marcin Gortat and Mickael Pietrus were acquired from the Orlando Magic for Jason Richardson, Hedo Turkoglu and Earl Clark. (AP Photo/Matt York)


Vince Carter has yet to put on a Phoenix Suns uniform — and if you don’t think they could use his points and shot creation you didn’t watch the Suns fall to the Clippers Sunday.

He may be back in about a five days to a week from a tendon strain in his quad, Suns coach Alvin Gentry told Art Garcia of

“We always brag on our medical guys and they do a great job,” said Gentry, who could use another scorer in the lineup. “The treatment that they’re given him, he feels a lot better now. Given another three days, five fays, a week, I think he’ll get to the point where he’ll be able to play.”

Friday the Suns play Detroit, Sunday they take on the Kings. Carter likely will be back for one of those two games.