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Tuesday, November 23 (9:48 a.m.)

David Lee To Resume Workouts This Week

David Lee's infected left elbow has caused him to miss the last six games and counting. (Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty)
It hasnít quite been two weeks, but for David Lee it feels like months since heís been on the court. Over the last 13 days, the Warriors forward has undergone two surgical procedures to clean out his left elbow that had become infected due to a bizarre twist of events.

Lee, however, has turned the corner in his recovery and he figures on being back in action when the Warriors host the Spurs on November 30, or possibly toward the end of this weekís three-game road trip. Lee said as much during a media session prior to last night's Warriors-Nuggets game.

ďMy concern isnít so much when Iím going to be ready to get on the court and play 40 minutes and get a double-double," Lee said. "I want to get back on the court and help the team. If that means the first two times out Iím playing 15 or 20 minutes and just able to do short stints, then thatís whatís important Ė getting back (on the court) and getting victories. At the same time, I have to check my competitiveness and realize itís more important to get this thing completely solved than to rush back a day or two early.Ē

Listen to the entire interview below:

David Lee Interview - 11/22/10

Lee originally suffered a deep laceration on his left elbow in the third quarter of November 10ís game against the Knicks. While going up for a rebound, Leeís arm collided with Wilson Chandlerís mouth. Although the play itself is fairly common in basketball, the result was quite unusual, as Lee wound up with one of Chandlerís teeth embedded in his elbow.

With the amount of bacteria in the human mouth, Chandler's tooth caused Leeís elbow to become infected, requiring a pair of surgical procedures to cleanse the puncture wound. Lee will have his stitches removed today and have the IV line removed on Wednesday, at which point he will resume workouts. Lee wonít travel with the team to start the road trip, as he will stay in the Bay Area to get back into basketball shape.

"It was very, very scary," Lee said. "The way infections work, they couldn't find the right antibiotic. They were using strong stuff and nothing worked. They were telling me that it had to get better soon or they were going to have to cut it from the biceps to the forearm, filet it open and cut out the muscles ... It's tough when you don't know what to expect. I've learned that you're better off to get bit by a rabid dog than a human.

ďI donít know exactly how long itís going to take because I donít know how itís going to react with that stuff taken out. Compared to where I was four days ago, Iím really making progress. That one week that I went through felt like a six-week process Ö It seems like months with all of the surgeries I went through.Ē

For the Warriors, Leeís return canít come soon enough. With him, the team started 6-2. In the six games that heís missed, the Warriors have gone 1-5.

ďThe fact that it could be limited to a two-week situation is a real blessing and our medical staff did a great job,Ē Lee said.




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