Just received this e-mail from the Warriors:

Warriors guard Monta Ellis was examined yesterday by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Alabama.  The examination confirmed the original diagnosis of a sprained left knee. Ellis will not play in tonight’s game vs. Sacramento and his status following tonight’s contest will be listed as day-to-day. Ellis originally suffered the sprained left knee with 3:43 remaining in the fourth quarter of February 8 game against the Dallas Mavericks and underwent an MRI exam the next morning in Palo Alto.  The MRI confirmed the injury as a mild left knee sprain.

This is good news because the MRI didn’t reveal any further damage or something worse than the original diagnosis. Ellis sustained the injury on Feb. 8, and injuries like this usually keep a player out about a week, sometimes as long as two. It’s been nine days, which means Ellis should return soon. There’s a chance he plays Friday against the Utah Jazz.