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Injuries bother Chinese basketball team

08-18-2011 17:18 BJT

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The Chinese national men's basketball team is facing a crucial stretch of games. Head coach Bob Donewald has to make adjustments after star Wang Shipeng suffered a serious injury, and the squad's trying to recover from losses to Australia and Serbia.

The Chinese team took a big blow with the loss of Wang Shipeng. He broke his right wrist in the match with Australia on Tuesday. Then, key players including Wang Zhizhi and Zhu Fangyu didn't play against Serbia. Team China lost 87-53 as the side hoped to keep healthy going into the FIBA Asia Championship next month. China must win the Asian title to advance to the London Olympics.

Yi Jianlian from Chinese National Men's Basketball Team said, "We are still confident. Though we have many problems now, we are not going to quit, despite the injuries."

Editor:Zou Xian |Source: CNTV.CN

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