One Key Injury That Is Killing Every Olympic Basketball Team Remaining

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One Key Injury That Is Killing Every Olympic Basketball Team Remaining
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Olympic basketball has advanced past pool play, now narrowed down to eight teams and readied for the single-elimination tournament that leads up to the gold medal game on Sunday afternoon.

A few teams have dominated the competition up to this point, and there have been quite a few surprises as well, including Brazil's win over Spain and Australia's win over Russia on the final day of group play.

Still, you can't help but feel like this Olympics has been marred a bit from the number of injuries that happened either leading up to the games, taking players completely out of the competition, or during the Olympic warm-ups and the actual games themselves, which have slowed guys down and hindered their teams.

With that in mind, let's take a look at the biggest player injured, either on the court or sitting back at home, for each team left still playing with that short three-point line.

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