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Larry Sanders injures ankle at Team USA mini camp

The Bucks big man left Tuesday's mini camp practice after twisting his left ankle during an intra-squad scrimmage.

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Sanders, as he's best known for doing, was going up for a block attempt, and came down on Chandler Parsons's foot.

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This comes as somewhat of a blow to the Bucks, as far as marketing and morale are concerned. Sanders wasn't expected to make the Team USA cut this year, but having a representative in Vegas on behalf of the franchise was pretty awesome.

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As it stands now, it's difficult to imagine that Sanders will play the rest of the mini-camp, which culminates with an official intrasquad scrimmage on Thursday at the Thomas & Mack Center. Select members of this mini-camp will become part of the squad that will represent the country at next year's FIBA Basketball World Cup.

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The most depressing part about the injury is that DeMarcus Cousins is now one step closer to prophecy.

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There's no reason to surmise that Sanders won't be completely healthy come training camp time, so don't completely go into hiding yet, Milwaukee.