David Lee Hurts Finger in Team USA Practice
Golden State forward David Lee hurt his right middle finger in training camp Tuesday. He will fly back to California to meet with the Warriors team doctor Wednesday morning. He's expected back in Las Vegas by Wednesday afternoon. Team officials don't know the extent of the injury or how long he might be out.
"I hope it's not that serious,'' said Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski. "We'll get him back (Wednesday) ... I don't know exactly what happened (as to how Lee got hurt). I just know the result of what happened ... Something happened right here (pointing to his finger) that he has to keep it straight. And I don't know if he'll be able to play. I don't know.''
Krzyzewski didn't want to speculate on whether Lee, if he's hampered during this week's training camp, would be able to return for the Aug. 10-16 training camp in New York at full strength in preparation for the Aug. 28-Sept. 12 World Championships in Turkey.
"I have no idea,'' said Krzyzewski, noting its not the left-hander's shooting hand. "We'll know (Wednesday).''
Team USA already won't have any of the 12 2008 Olympians playing. And in the past week the four players who have dropped out, LaMarcus Aldridge, Al Jefferson, Amar'e Stoudemire and Robin Lopez, all have been big men.
"David wants to play,'' Krzyzewski said. "We'll just see what happens.''
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