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Yao’s chin gets cut in win over Lebanon

September 13th, 2005
by John
Yao receives medical attention during an Asian Championships game against Lebanon, which the Chinese won 87-73.  Yao was hit by a nasty elbow in the second quarter, requiring 4 stitches to his jaw.  Playing limited minutes, he finished with 11 points (5-of-11 FGs), 3 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 blocks.  The Chinese next play Saudi Arabia on September 14th, but it is currently speculated that Yao will sit out and rest until the semifinals, where they will play South Korea.Yao receives medical attention during a game against Lebanon during an Asian Championships game, which the Chinese won 87-73. Yao was hit by a nasty elbow in the second quarter, requiring 4 stitches to his jaw. Playing limited minutes, he finished with 11 points (5-of-11 FGs), 3 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 blocks. The Chinese next play Saudi Arabia on September 14th, but it is currently speculated that Yao will sit out and rest until the semifinals, where they will play South Korea.
Click here for more photos from the game and Yao’s cut chin.