Adding Insult to Injury: First Yao, Now Yi

Friday, March 07, 2008

Talk about bad luck if you're the Chinese National Basketball team -- from ESPN:

Bucks rookie forward Yi Jianlian, who missed Milwaukee's game against Seattle on Wednesday because of a sprained left ankle, flew to Los Angeles on Thursday for additional medical examinations on an injured right wrist.

Bucks general manager Larry Harris said Yi would have the wrist looked at by two different doctors to suplement a diagnosis by the team's medical staff.

Among the possible remedies for the lingering injury is surgery, which would end Yi's season. But Harris said, "It's too early to speculate."
While you'd rather have Yao be healthy for the Beijing Games versus Yi (who's still averaging a decent 9 points and 5 rebounds a game) having both out would just be bad news for everyone involved - including the Milwaukee Bucks and what they did to have to get Yi to play in their smaller market.