pixel 1
header
Saturday, December 14, 2019

Trae Young had to withdraw from Team USA due to eye infection

Trae Young

Trae Young has become the latest big name to withdraw from USA Basketball this summer, but his departure is due to a much more unusual reason.

The Atlanta Hawks guard announced on Thursday “with deep sadness” that he was leaving Team USA minicamp to deal with “a minor injury.”

Brian Windhorst of ESPN reported that an eye infection was the cause behind Young’s exit.

The 20-year-old guard, who had a strong chance to make the final cut due to his stellar play combined with Team USA’s lack of backcourt depth, now has about a month-and-a-half to get right before the Hawks begin training camp.

Eye injuries can adversely affect play (as we once saw with another top guard), so it sounds like Young’s decision to withdraw from the team is for the best.



Follow Larry Brown Sports on Twitter | Like us on Facebook for latest news

Read more LBS stories:

Subscribe and Listen to the Podcast!

Sports News Minute Podcast

Comments

comments powered by Disqus