Found May 13, 2013 on NBA Injury News:
David Lee was unexpectedly able to return from a hip injury and rejoin the Golden State Warriors as they continue their playoff run. However, Lee told Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com that he expects the injury to ultimately cause him to require surgery following the season.David Lee said surgery "more than likely" for torn hip muscle after the season. But sajd he plans to keep playing. Eight mins on Sunday.— Scott Howard-Cooper (@SHowardCooper) May 12, 2013 Lee said he felt noticeably stronger in G4 than G3. Can't explain how that is possible, only that he hopes to keep riding the wave.— Scott Howard-Cooper (@SHowardCooper) May 12, 2013 While Lee plans on continuing to play through the pain, he admitted that his torn hip muscle is "more than likely" to require surgery during the offseason.Lee suffered the injury during Game 1 of the Warriors' first-round series against the Denver Nuggets. He was able to return at the end of the series, but he's played sparingly since rejoining the team. Lee played eight minutes Sunday during the team's Game 4 win over the San Antonio Spurs.While he's not close to full strength, Lee did tell Howard-Cooper that he felt "noticeably stronger" during Game 4 than he did in Game 3. He isn't sure how that is possible, but he certainly hopes that his hip continues to show signs of improvement.Follow @hoopsinjurynews
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