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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Former UConn star Sue Bird "day to day" after MRI on injured knee

Former UConn star Sue Bird suffered a knee capsule sprain in the United States' win over Japan last night according to a release sent out by USA Basketball.

Bird is considered to be day to day.

"Obviously I felt a huge relief," said Bird in the release. "The hardest part is waiting and not knowing. So, to finally get the thumbs-up from the doc that everything was okay was incredibly relieving and exciting, and obviously I’m very happy."

The U.S. plays France in the semifinals tomorrow and with a win would meet either Serbia or Spain in Saturday's gold-medal game. It's too early to tell if Bird will be able to see action during the rest of the tournament.

Bird has started each of the first six games for the U.S. She is tied for third in the Olympics with an average of 5 assists per game. She has 30 assists and three turnovers and her assist/turnover ratio which is twice as good as any other player in the tournament.

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