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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.

By SI Wire
September 13, 2014

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. 

• WATCH: FIBA World Cup championship preview: USA vs. Serbia

 - Marc Weinreich   

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