Report: Team official says Rudy Gay's jaw is not fractured
In clarifying an earlier report that the United States' Rudy Gay fractured his jaw on Thursday during a semifinal win over Lithuania, a Team USA official said in a report from Sam Amick of USA Today that in fact Gay's jaw has a bruising around a tooth socket and, as previously reported, a chipped tooth. But the jaw is not fractured.
The slight distinction wasn't going to make much of a difference anyway for Gay, as the Kings forward had planned on playing in Sunday's FIBA World Cup final against Serbia regardless of the extent of the injury.
The U.S.-Serbia game tips off slightly after 3 p.m. ET.
- Marc Weinreich