Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 at 9:30 am  |  16 responses

David Lee is Still in the Hospital

Lee‘s elbow infection is so bewildering that the team doctor had to face the press and explain exactly what’s going on. From the San Fran Chronicle: “In a unique move by the Warriors, who are usually guarded when it comes to injuries, they made the doctor available to the media. Dr. Bill Maloney said the infection probably could not have been avoided, explained the process for treatment, and offered a glowing outlook on Lee’s recovery … ‘I know there is a lot of speculation out there, but it almost doesn’t matter how it was treated,’ Maloney said. ‘You’re going to have to open it up eventually. I don’t think they could have avoided this, even if somebody would have treated him differently in New York. The die was cast when he got the tooth through the skin with a deep enough puncture wound to allow the bacteria to get in there.’ The Warriors flew to Chicago for the tail end of a back-to-back, but Lee woke up Thursday in ‘the worst pain’ of his life and went to the emergency room. His elbow looked like a grapefruit that had been kicked around a dirt lot as he explained why he was missing the Bulls’ game with an ‘elbow scratch.’ After the 30-point loss to Chicago, Lee was evaluated by the Bulls’ doctors and went back to the emergency room. That’s when new owner Joe Lacob stepped in, had his plane wait for Lee and general manager Larry Riley, and flew back to the Bay Area. ‘We tend to underestimate it, but those are just bad wounds,’ Maloney said. ‘A mouth is so dirty that when there’s a puncture wound, it often ends up just like this. We see them most typically on a Saturday night in the ER when somebody gets into a bar brawl.’”

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  • TrailBlazing&SportingLisbon

    thats nasty

  • Trout

    I hope this is as bad as it gets for dude. Get better soon.

  • RobbieJay

    i guess the guy on the knicks hadnt brushed that day.

  • http://dez@nba.com dez

    someone tell wilson chandler’s gf to get him tested

  • http://www.twitter.com/dfrance21 dfrance21

    Stay classy Dez!

  • http://bluefont.com Hisham

    Sounds like the new DLC for Red Dead, Undead Nightmare

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Well, they say its gets worse before it gets better. So here’s to helping it’ll heal up soon.

  • bails1

    David Lee’s elbow has just been cast in the upcoming season of Rock of Love with Brett Michaels.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    *high five himself for being a David Lee fantasy team owner*

  • Brahsef

    GS warrior curse

  • busterjonez

    Guaran-freakin-teed MRSA infection.

    Hope he gets better. IV antibiotics should clear it up.

  • http://thephotoriot.com davidR

    hmm, the bulls medical doctors checked out lee? does this happen often? a team’s medical staff checking out an opposing team’s player?

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    I shat myself

  • LB

    Lee still can’t rid himself of the disease known as the New York Knicks.. The Warriors D is hurting now. Get well!!

  • Ronald

    @Jonez: I think you hit it right on the Nail. The NBA and NFL have a massive MRSA problem that they keep hidden. Honestly, if u’re in at an NBA game, DO NOT try and slap the hands of an NBA player.