Chinese basketball star Yi Jianlian out with knee injury

China’s already slim chances in men’s basketball just took a serious blow when star forward Yi Jianlian went down with a knee injury.

Yi appeared to twist his right knee late in a loss to Australia on Thursday.

Yi had to be helped off the floor by teammates and he was still limping badly when the game was over.

– Reported by Jon Krawczynski of theĀ Associated Press