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Women's basketball team hobbled with injuries

Updated: August 12, 2004, 5:18 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- The U.S. women's basketball team will march into these Olympics with a limp.

Or as coach Van Chancellor might say in his heavy Mississippi drawl, they've got a hitch in their git-along.

Outside shooting specialist Katie Smith has a bruised right knee. Three-time Olympian Sheryl Swoopes has a sore right foot. Forward Tina Thompson is dealing with sore calf muscles in both legs and Diana Taurasi, a rookie sensation in the WNBA, is recovering from a hip pointer.

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