Golden State Warriors’ David Lee Likely Needs Surgery After Season

May 10, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson (11, left) and power forward David Lee (10, right) react on the bench against the San Antonio Spurs during the fourth quarter of game three of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. The Spurs defeated the Warriors 102-92. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Golden State Warriors forward David Lee was supposed to miss the remainder of the season following his torn hip muscle, but he was able to miraculously return and give his team some minutes off the bench. Obviously, Lee is nowhere near the same player he was before the injury and it is obviously slowing him down, but he wants to help his team in any way possible.

Once the season is over, however, Lee will be forced to deal with the injury and surgery is a very likely option.

From Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com:

The surgery should not affect Lee’s ability to start next season.

While it is admirable that Lee wants to do his best to help the team despite the fact that he is clearly not 100 percent, he needs to be careful that he doesn’t do more than his body can handle. The few minutes that he can give the team aren’t worth doing long term damage to his hip. There is a fine line between courageous and stupid, so Lee needs to make sure he is not doing his body any additional harm.

Topics: David Lee, Golden State Warriors

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