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Maybe that wasn't jet lag...

September 25, 2008 | 11:49 am

New Lakers guard Sun Yue looked a little tired yesterday at his introductory news conference, theoretically because of a little jet lag and all the hubbub. 

Theoretically.

Turns out, the kid has mono.  After becoming ill late Wednesday night, he was taken to an area hospital, where the diagnosis was made.  This means he's out for the start of camp.  No date for a return was given.  Definitely a bummer for Sun.  Mono can knock folks out for a while, and while in the long run he should be fine, this will definitely have a negative impact on his rookie season, setting him back on the court and in the weight room.

Press release (it's short) below.

BK 

 

LAKERS GUARD SUN YUE TESTS POSTIVE FOR MONONUCLEOSIS

 

EL SEGUNDO - Lakers guard Sun Yue, who arrived in Los Angeles from China on Sunday, was taken to the emergency room of a local hospital last night after becoming ill. He has tested positive for mononucleosis, it was announced today by the team.

He is not expected to be ready to practice by Tuesday when the Lakers open training camp and will be out indefinitely. His condition will be monitored on a regular basis.

 


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