LeBron Sprain Rattles Team USA

Forward leaves Olympic practice after injuring right ankle
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 23, 2008 2:12 AM CDT
LeBron James fields questions from the media following a U.S. men's Olympics basketball team practice Saturday, June 28, 2008, in Las Vegas.    (AP Photo/Louie Traub)
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(Newser) – Team USA got a shock last night when LeBron James sprained his right ankle in a practice scrimmage in a high school gym, reports the Los Angeles Times. Team officials said it was a minor injury, but the star will be carefully evaluated today. His Beijing-bound teammates were optimistic James would bounce back in time for Team USA's Olympic opener against China August 10.