OAKLAND (AP) – Golden State Warriors forward David Lee has been released from a hospital after undergoing a second procedure on his left elbow to treat an infection.
Lee initially had surgery last Friday after he cut the inside of his elbow in a nasty collision with the mouth of New York’s Wilson Chandler, who left a fragment of a tooth in Lee’s arm.
After Lee’s elbow swelled and bled overnight, he went to an emergency room for antibiotics. He was released from Stanford Hospital on Thursday.
Coach Keith Smart isn’t sure when Lee will play again, but he will be sidelined at least until early next week. Lee is scheduled to be re-evaluated Tuesday, a day before the Warriors play at Houston to start a three-game road trip.
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