UPDATE: David Lee is flying to the Bay Area today and will have surgery tonight on his left elbow. Dr. Frank Chen will perform the surgery at the Fremont Surgery Center to clean out the infected laceration. He is out for Saturday’s game at Milwaukee.
After cracking the teeth of New York Knicks forward Wilson Chandler with the inside of his left elbow, Lee’s health has gone down hill. He wrapped the gash with tape, three times over, and that didn’t stop the bleeding. He went to the emergency room the next morning and was pumped with antibiotics. Still, his left elbow was super swollen and discolored. He couldn’t even straighten it out.
As it turns out, according to sources, his elbow is infected after all and he is expected to miss two weeks — FoxSports.com’s Jeff Goodman first reported. He is definitely out for Saturday’s game at Milwaukee, I’m told.
The team hasn’t said officially how long Lee is out. Almost assuredly that will be determined after the surgery.